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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Item EXCHN523. Buy these 4 items as a set for $66 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Odyssey Guide Guizhou Province

CHN321
Gina Corrigan
Odyssey Publications
2002
256
9622176747
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An in-depth guide to the history, culture and peoples of the subtropical Guizhou province in Southwest China, covering the textile arts and costume, jewelry, music and festivals in detail. With photographs and maps.
$23.95

Understanding China

CHN196
John Bryan Starr
Hill and Wang
2010
400
0809016516
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A succinct and refreshingly forthright best-selling guide, this third edition discusses the issues at stake in China's present and future.
$17.95

Red Dust, A Path Through China

CHN150
Ma Jian, Flora Drew (Translator)
Pantheon Books
2002
324
0385720238
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An astounding memoir by an urban poet, painter and writer on the road to Tibet. A vagabond, rebel and Buddhist, Jian abandons his Beijing life for a three-year southwestern journey through Tibet, Burma and Guizhou Province.
$16.00

China Adventure Map

CHN06
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2011
2
1553411706
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided, full-color map of China, at a useful scale of 1:4,375,000, which shows roads and cities. Printed on tear- and water-resistant paper.
$11.95

Beijing Map

CHN199
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2012
2
3866091486
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This laminated, folded map of Beijing, with a blowup of the city center at a scale of 1:24,000, notes 2008 Olympic venues. With detailed inset maps of the Beijing Metro, top sights, key attractions, an index and Chinese characters for key place names.
$9.95

Shanghai Map

CHN90
VanDam
VanDam Maps
2008
1
1932527753
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
VanDam's laminated, accordion-style map brings Shanghai into focus with a full city map (plus street index) and insets of both the downtown the city's tramlines. Full-color with 3D renderings of places of interest. Scales vary.
$9.95

Culture Smart! China

CHN434
Kathy Flower
Kuperard
2017
168
1857338545
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This is a handy guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$11.99

Eyewitness Guide Beijing and Shanghai

CHN385
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
236
1465440046
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide features color photography, excellent maps and a neighborhood-by-neighborhood overview of each city.
$23.00

Eyewitness Guide China

CHN242
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
660
1465440593
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This hefty illustrated guide to sites, attractions and places throughout China features excellent maps and hundreds of color photographs and site diagrams.
$30.00

Lonely Planet Beijing

CHN47
Damian Harper
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
288
1786575205
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to Beijing features maps, an overview of culture, history and nature, and a good deal of nuts-and-bolts information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. There's even a section on the locally spoken dialect of Mandarin.
$22.99

Lonely Planet Mandarin Phrasebook

CHN72
Hua-Yuan L. Mowry, Justin Ben-Adam Rudelson
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
256
1743216076
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy phrasebook for basic Mandarin, focusing on pronunciation, grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

The Chinese Kitchen

CHN134
Eileen Yin-Fei Lo
William Morrow & Company
1999
452
0688158269
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
1
An authoritative compendium of Chinese recipes and food-oriented cultural practices. Eileen Yin-Fei Lo's cookbook doubles as an introduction to China itself.
$39.95

China, A Photographic Journey Through the Middle Kingdom

CHN627
Gu Guo (Editor)
Abbeville Publishing Group
2010
243
0789210800
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This miniature edition of the oversized original includes the same 243 dramatic color photos and 12 panoramic foldout pages, showing China's monuments and landscapes.
$17.50

Life and Death in Shanghai

CHN42
Nien Cheng
Grove Press
2010
560
0802145167
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A plainly told account of the horrors of the Cultural Revolution in Shanghai from an author who was a six-year political prisoner.
$18.00

Postcards from Tomorrow Square

CHN559
James Fallows
Vintage Books
2008
288
0307456242
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Ranging from politics to society and business, these richly observed, candid essays capture the complexity, tumult and promise of modern China. A correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, where these essays first appeared, Fallows and his wife moved to China in 2006.
$15.00

The Forbidden City, Center of Imperial China

CHN32
Gilles Beguin, Dominique Morel
Gardners Books
1997
144
0810928221
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This slim volume is packed with maps, archival photographs and illustrations. With a useful chronology and a carefully chosen selection of writings over the ages, it's an indispensable guide to the Forbidden City and the history of Imperial China.
$15.95

The Promise of the Revolution

CHN258
Daniel B. Wright
Rowman & Littlefield
2003
216
0742519163
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
1
Subtitled "Stories of Fulfillment and Struggle in China's Hinterland," this book depicts the hardships and few economic triumphs of the people of Guizhou, a severely impoverished region of China.
$33.00

Ways of Being Ethnic in Southwest China

CHN271
Stevan Harrell
University of Washington Press
2002
370
0295981237
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A scholarly ethnography of the peoples of Southwest China, including the Nuosu (Yi), Prmi, Naze, and Han. With detailed case studies.
$25.00

The Arts of China

CHN16
Michael Sullivan
University of California Press
2008
352
0520255690
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A lively survey of Chinese visual arts and culture through the ages, thoroughly illustrated and accessible. With a new chapter on the 20th century and beyond, this fifth edition covers bronzes, ceramics, painting and architecture from the Neolithic to now.
$42.95

The Search for Ancient China

CHN69
Corinne Debaine-Francfort
Thames & Hudson UK
1999
160
050030095X
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
With information on everything from jewelry to emperors' tombs and terracotta warriors, the Great Wall and the dazzling 400-year history of the Han Empire, this shirt-pocket survey of discovery features 150 illustrations.
$15.95

China Road

CHN433
Rob Gifford
Random House
2008
368
0812975243
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
NPR's Gifford writes with warmth and affection of his encounters with truckers, small farmers and regular folk along fabled Route 312 from Shanghai to the border of Kazakhstan.
$18.00

Mao Zedong

CHN66
Jonathan Spence
Penguin Putnam
2006
192
0143037722
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Yale sinologist, writer and historian Spence tracks the life of the architect of the People's Republic from his provincial upbringing to his savage three-decade rule.
$15.00

Oracle Bones

CHN316
Peter Hessler
HarperCollins
2007
512
0060826592
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this fine portrait of tumult and tradition, Hessler (River Town) finds clues to modern China's realities in the personal stories of peasants, scholars, day laborers and activists.
$15.99

Red China Blues, My Long March from Mao to Now

CHN37
Jan Wong
Doubleday
1997
368
0385482329
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Jan Wong tells of her experiences in the "hermetically sealed bubble of Maoism" as one of two westerners to attend Beijing University, then offers a first-hand account of recent reforms in China.
$15.95

Wild Swans, Three Daughters of China

CHN04
Jung Chang
Touchstone
2003
524
0743246985
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
In this riveting tale of three generations spanning the end of Old China, Mao's regime and the Japanese occupation, Chang chronicles the enormous changes in China since 1929.
$18.00

China, A Traveler's Literary Companion

CHN520
Kirk Denton (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2008
231
1883513235
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
An introduction both to China's finest modern writers and its diverse cultures, concerns and landscapes, organized geographically.
$14.95

Death of a Red Heroine

CHN374
Qiu Xiaolong
Soho Press
2003
464
1569472424
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In this marvelously evocative tale of Shanghai, tremendously informative about China's transition towards a market economy in the 1990s, Inspector Chen of the Shanghai Police must find the murderer of a National Model Worker in this award-winning debut. The series continues with A Loyal Character Dancer (CHN412).
$15.95

Wild China

CHN19
John MacKinnon, Nigel Hicks (Photographer)
MIT Press
1996
208
0262133296
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A beautiful oversize book of photographs featuring Chinese wildlife and natural history. This informative, up-to-date survey also features excellent maps and detailed explanatory text.
$39.95

Beijing Map

CHN199
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2012
2
3866091486
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This laminated, folded map of Beijing, with a blowup of the city center at a scale of 1:24,000, notes 2008 Olympic venues. With detailed inset maps of the Beijing Metro, top sights, key attractions, an index and Chinese characters for key place names.
$9.95

Shanghai Map

CHN90
VanDam
VanDam Maps
2008
1
1932527753
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
VanDam's laminated, accordion-style map brings Shanghai into focus with a full city map (plus street index) and insets of both the downtown the city's tramlines. Full-color with 3D renderings of places of interest. Scales vary.
$9.95

Culture Smart! China

CHN434
Kathy Flower
Kuperard
2017
168
1857338545
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This is a handy guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$11.99

Eyewitness Guide Beijing and Shanghai

CHN385
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
236
1465440046
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide features color photography, excellent maps and a neighborhood-by-neighborhood overview of each city.
$23.00

Eyewitness Guide China

CHN242
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
660
1465440593
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This hefty illustrated guide to sites, attractions and places throughout China features excellent maps and hundreds of color photographs and site diagrams.
$30.00

Lonely Planet Beijing

CHN47
Damian Harper
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
288
1786575205
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to Beijing features maps, an overview of culture, history and nature, and a good deal of nuts-and-bolts information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. There's even a section on the locally spoken dialect of Mandarin.
$22.99

Lonely Planet Mandarin Phrasebook

CHN72
Hua-Yuan L. Mowry, Justin Ben-Adam Rudelson
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
256
1743216076
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy phrasebook for basic Mandarin, focusing on pronunciation, grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

China, A Photographic Journey Through the Middle Kingdom

CHN627
Gu Guo (Editor)
Abbeville Publishing Group
2010
243
0789210800
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This miniature edition of the oversized original includes the same 243 dramatic color photos and 12 panoramic foldout pages, showing China's monuments and landscapes.
$17.50

Life and Death in Shanghai

CHN42
Nien Cheng
Grove Press
2010
560
0802145167
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A plainly told account of the horrors of the Cultural Revolution in Shanghai from an author who was a six-year political prisoner.
$18.00

Postcards from Tomorrow Square

CHN559
James Fallows
Vintage Books
2008
288
0307456242
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Ranging from politics to society and business, these richly observed, candid essays capture the complexity, tumult and promise of modern China. A correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, where these essays first appeared, Fallows and his wife moved to China in 2006.
$15.00

The Forbidden City, Center of Imperial China

CHN32
Gilles Beguin, Dominique Morel
Gardners Books
1997
144
0810928221
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This slim volume is packed with maps, archival photographs and illustrations. With a useful chronology and a carefully chosen selection of writings over the ages, it's an indispensable guide to the Forbidden City and the history of Imperial China.
$15.95

Ways of Being Ethnic in Southwest China

CHN271
Stevan Harrell
University of Washington Press
2002
370
0295981237
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A scholarly ethnography of the peoples of Southwest China, including the Nuosu (Yi), Prmi, Naze, and Han. With detailed case studies.
$25.00

The Arts of China

CHN16
Michael Sullivan
University of California Press
2008
352
0520255690
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A lively survey of Chinese visual arts and culture through the ages, thoroughly illustrated and accessible. With a new chapter on the 20th century and beyond, this fifth edition covers bronzes, ceramics, painting and architecture from the Neolithic to now.
$42.95

The Search for Ancient China

CHN69
Corinne Debaine-Francfort
Thames & Hudson UK
1999
160
050030095X
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
With information on everything from jewelry to emperors' tombs and terracotta warriors, the Great Wall and the dazzling 400-year history of the Han Empire, this shirt-pocket survey of discovery features 150 illustrations.
$15.95

China Road

CHN433
Rob Gifford
Random House
2008
368
0812975243
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
NPR's Gifford writes with warmth and affection of his encounters with truckers, small farmers and regular folk along fabled Route 312 from Shanghai to the border of Kazakhstan.
$18.00

Mao Zedong

CHN66
Jonathan Spence
Penguin Putnam
2006
192
0143037722
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Yale sinologist, writer and historian Spence tracks the life of the architect of the People's Republic from his provincial upbringing to his savage three-decade rule.
$15.00

Oracle Bones

CHN316
Peter Hessler
HarperCollins
2007
512
0060826592
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this fine portrait of tumult and tradition, Hessler (River Town) finds clues to modern China's realities in the personal stories of peasants, scholars, day laborers and activists.
$15.99

Red China Blues, My Long March from Mao to Now

CHN37
Jan Wong
Doubleday
1997
368
0385482329
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Jan Wong tells of her experiences in the "hermetically sealed bubble of Maoism" as one of two westerners to attend Beijing University, then offers a first-hand account of recent reforms in China.
$15.95

Wild Swans, Three Daughters of China

CHN04
Jung Chang
Touchstone
2003
524
0743246985
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
In this riveting tale of three generations spanning the end of Old China, Mao's regime and the Japanese occupation, Chang chronicles the enormous changes in China since 1929.
$18.00

China, A Traveler's Literary Companion

CHN520
Kirk Denton (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2008
231
1883513235
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
An introduction both to China's finest modern writers and its diverse cultures, concerns and landscapes, organized geographically.
$14.95

Death of a Red Heroine

CHN374
Qiu Xiaolong
Soho Press
2003
464
1569472424
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In this marvelously evocative tale of Shanghai, tremendously informative about China's transition towards a market economy in the 1990s, Inspector Chen of the Shanghai Police must find the murderer of a National Model Worker in this award-winning debut. The series continues with A Loyal Character Dancer (CHN412).
$15.95

Wild China

CHN19
John MacKinnon, Nigel Hicks (Photographer)
MIT Press
1996
208
0262133296
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A beautiful oversize book of photographs featuring Chinese wildlife and natural history. This informative, up-to-date survey also features excellent maps and detailed explanatory text.
$39.95

More Books

The Forbidden City

CHN468
Geremie R. Barme, Mary Beard (Editor)
Harvard University Press
2012
288
0674063961
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
A compact, elegant volume in Harvard's excellent Wonders of the World series, this pocket history illuminates the culture, mystique, architecture and politics of imperial Beijing. Fittingly, the book opens with Mao's symbolic address from the Gate of Heavenly Peace.
$17.00

For Kids

Buddha Stories

ASA16
Demi
Henry Holt and Company
1997
32
0805048863
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Intended for ages 4 to 8, this book tells 10 of the author's favorite "jakatas," or moral tales of the Buddha. She has sumptuously illustrated the volume in gold printed on deep, dark blue (in the tradition of an ancient Buddhist text).
$25.99

China, A True Book

CHN135
Dennis Brindell Fradin
Aa Balkema
1997
48
0516261657
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
1
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A slim, illustrated introduction to China for younger readers (ages 6-8). With a color map and nice selection of photographs showing the landscapes, cities, people, and monuments of China.
$6.95

Lon Po Po, A Red-Riding Hood Story from China

CHN102
Ed Young (Illustrator)
Penguin Putnam
1996
32
0698113829
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This powerfully illustrated Chinese variant on the story of Red Riding Hood features three sisters who outsmart Lon Po Po, or Granny Wolf, who is disguised as the girls' grandmother. For readers ages 5-9.
$7.99

Look What Came From China!

CHN155
Miles Harvey
Franklin Watts
1999
32
0531159361
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An illustrated guide to China, its products and inventions, for children ages 4-8.
$6.95

Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats

CHN183
Leslie Swartz, Nina Simonds, Meilo So (Illustrator)
Gulliver
2002
80
0152019839
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A fun guide to celebrating the New Year, Dragon Boat Festival and other Chinese holidays.
$21.00

The Great Wall of China

CHN103
Leonard Everett Fisher
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1995
32
0689801785
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
In brief text and bold black-and-white illustrations that any age could enjoy, this storybook recounts the construction of the Great Wall of China for young children.
$7.99

The Story About Ping

CHN101
Marjorie Flack, Kurt Wiese
Penguin Putnam
1971
32
0140502416
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
For readers ages 4-7, this classic tale, first published in 1933, tells the story of a duckling's adventures along the Yangtze River. With delightful illustrations.
$5.99

Buddha

ASA17
Demi
Henry Holt and Company
1996
48
0805042032
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
1
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Beautiful, intricately detailed, full-color illustrations make this life of the Buddha an excellent choice for children. Intended for children age 7-10.
$21.99

Emperor's Silent Army, Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China

CHN182
Jane O'Connor
Viking
2002
48
0670035122
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Visually engaging and informative, this book introduces the Terracotta Army of the first Qin emperor to middle readers.
$17.99

Homesick, My Own Story

CHN141
Jean Fritz
Penguin Putnam
1999
163
0698117824
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Jean Fritz recounts her childhood in Hankow, China in the 1920s. It's a candid, wonderfully written account of this turbulent time, told from a little girl's perspective.
$7.99

House of Sixty Fathers

CHN119
Meindert De Jong, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
HarperCollins
1987
189
0064402002
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This classic children's novel is set in China during the Japanese invasion as a young boy makes a journey to reunite with his family. A Newbery Honor Book, illustrated by Maurice Sendak and written for kids ages 9-12.
$5.99

Marco Polo for Kids, His Marvelous Journey to China

CHN189
Janis Herbert
Chicago Review Press
2001
144
1556523777
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Travel along with the famous Venetian and do some things he may have done.
$17.95

The Year of the Panda

CHN105
Miriam Schlein, Kam Mak (Illustrator)
HarperCollins
1992
82
0064403661
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Rich in detail of the plight and rescue of the giant panda, this chapter book is written for readers 8-12. In it, ten-year-old Lu Yi and his father find an orphaned da xiong mao (giant panda) and nurse it back to health.
$5.99

Yeh-Shen, A Cinderella Story from China

CHN107
Ed Young (Illustrator), Ai-Ling Louie
Penguin Putnam
1982
31
039920900x
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A southern Chinese Cinderella story, familiar yet distinctly foreign in its details. It's a beautiful book, based on T'ang-era (618-907 A.D.) manuscripts.
$17.99

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

CHN148
Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
Macmillan
2008
266
0312380070
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
For ages 9-12. Drawing on her experience in China as a missionary in the 1920s, Lewis illuminates the transformation of 13-year-old Young Fu from a country bumpkin to a resourceful apprentice coppersmith in the dangerous, semi-feudal city of Chunking in this Newbery-winning classic. 75th anniversary edition.
$8.99

Red Scarf Girl, A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

CHN104
Ji-Li Jiang, David Henry Hwang (Introduction)
HarperCollins
1998
285
0064462080
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
An engrossing, harrowing memoir of Ji-Li Jiang's experiences as a teenager during Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution. For readers ages 12 and up.
$7.99

Favorite Children's Stories from China and Tibet

CHN93
Koon-chiu Lo (Illustrator), Lotta Carswell Hume
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2001
120
0804835861
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A highly recommended collection of 19 Chinese and Tibetan tales, collected and retold by an American doctor's wife who lived in Hunan province from 1906 to 1928. The illustrations practically leap off the page.
$18.95

For Kids

Buddha Stories

ASA16
Demi
Henry Holt and Company
1997
32
0805048863
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Intended for ages 4 to 8, this book tells 10 of the author's favorite "jakatas," or moral tales of the Buddha. She has sumptuously illustrated the volume in gold printed on deep, dark blue (in the tradition of an ancient Buddhist text).
$25.99

Favorite Children's Stories from China and Tibet

CHN93
Koon-chiu Lo (Illustrator), Lotta Carswell Hume
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2001
120
0804835861
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A highly recommended collection of 19 Chinese and Tibetan tales, collected and retold by an American doctor's wife who lived in Hunan province from 1906 to 1928. The illustrations practically leap off the page.
$18.95

The Story About Ping

CHN101
Marjorie Flack, Kurt Wiese
Penguin Putnam
1971
32
0140502416
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
For readers ages 4-7, this classic tale, first published in 1933, tells the story of a duckling's adventures along the Yangtze River. With delightful illustrations.
$5.99

Lon Po Po, A Red-Riding Hood Story from China

CHN102
Ed Young (Illustrator)
Penguin Putnam
1996
32
0698113829
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This powerfully illustrated Chinese variant on the story of Red Riding Hood features three sisters who outsmart Lon Po Po, or Granny Wolf, who is disguised as the girls' grandmother. For readers ages 5-9.
$7.99

The Great Wall of China

CHN103
Leonard Everett Fisher
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1995
32
0689801785
PAPER
History
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0
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YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
In brief text and bold black-and-white illustrations that any age could enjoy, this storybook recounts the construction of the Great Wall of China for young children.
$7.99

Red Scarf Girl, A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

CHN104
Ji-Li Jiang, David Henry Hwang (Introduction)
HarperCollins
1998
285
0064462080
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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YOUNG ADULTS
An engrossing, harrowing memoir of Ji-Li Jiang's experiences as a teenager during Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution. For readers ages 12 and up.
$7.99

The Year of the Panda

CHN105
Miriam Schlein, Kam Mak (Illustrator)
HarperCollins
1992
82
0064403661
PAPER
Literature
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0
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Rich in detail of the plight and rescue of the giant panda, this chapter book is written for readers 8-12. In it, ten-year-old Lu Yi and his father find an orphaned da xiong mao (giant panda) and nurse it back to health.
$5.99

Yeh-Shen, A Cinderella Story from China

CHN107
Ed Young (Illustrator), Ai-Ling Louie
Penguin Putnam
1982
31
039920900x
PAPER
Literature
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A southern Chinese Cinderella story, familiar yet distinctly foreign in its details. It's a beautiful book, based on T'ang-era (618-907 A.D.) manuscripts.
$17.99

House of Sixty Fathers

CHN119
Meindert De Jong, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
HarperCollins
1987
189
0064402002
PAPER
Literature
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0
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This classic children's novel is set in China during the Japanese invasion as a young boy makes a journey to reunite with his family. A Newbery Honor Book, illustrated by Maurice Sendak and written for kids ages 9-12.
$5.99

Homesick, My Own Story

CHN141
Jean Fritz
Penguin Putnam
1999
163
0698117824
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Jean Fritz recounts her childhood in Hankow, China in the 1920s. It's a candid, wonderfully written account of this turbulent time, told from a little girl's perspective.
$7.99

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

CHN148
Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
Macmillan
2008
266
0312380070
PAPER
Literature
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0
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
For ages 9-12. Drawing on her experience in China as a missionary in the 1920s, Lewis illuminates the transformation of 13-year-old Young Fu from a country bumpkin to a resourceful apprentice coppersmith in the dangerous, semi-feudal city of Chunking in this Newbery-winning classic. 75th anniversary edition.
$8.99

Look What Came From China!

CHN155
Miles Harvey
Franklin Watts
1999
32
0531159361
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An illustrated guide to China, its products and inventions, for children ages 4-8.
$6.95

Emperor's Silent Army, Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China

CHN182
Jane O'Connor
Viking
2002
48
0670035122
HARD COVER
History
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0
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Visually engaging and informative, this book introduces the Terracotta Army of the first Qin emperor to middle readers.
$17.99

Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats

CHN183
Leslie Swartz, Nina Simonds, Meilo So (Illustrator)
Gulliver
2002
80
0152019839
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
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YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A fun guide to celebrating the New Year, Dragon Boat Festival and other Chinese holidays.
$21.00

Marco Polo for Kids, His Marvelous Journey to China

CHN189
Janis Herbert
Chicago Review Press
2001
144
1556523777
PAPER
History
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0
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Travel along with the famous Venetian and do some things he may have done.
$17.95