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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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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

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

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

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 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

Odyssey Guide Beijing & Shanghai

CHN228
Paul Mooney, Peter Hibbard
Odyssey Publications
2013
608
9622177972
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, illustrated guide to the two cities and the surrounding areas (including the Great Wall) jammed with photographs, maps and great information on culture and history. Printed on durable, water-resistant paer.
$24.95

A Traveller's History of China

CHN43
Stephen G. Haw
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
310
1566564867
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An admirably brief, lively history of China from early origins to today. With a historical gazetteer, chronology and list of dynasties.
$14.95

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

Shanghai, The Rise and Fall of the Decadent City 1842-1949

CHN128
Stella Dong
HarperCollins Publishers
2001
318
0060934816
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A riveting portrait of "the most pleasure-mad, rapacious, corrupt, strife-ridden, licentious, squalid and decadent city in the world."
$15.99

The Terra Cotta Army, China's First Emperor and the Birth of a Nation

CHN518
John Man
Da Capo Press
2008
304
030681840X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Man recounts the 1974 discovery of the 8,000 terra cotta soldiers and uses the legend, lore and facts associated with Emperor Qin's Tomb to speculate about the mysterious emperor himself.
$19.99

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

A Comrade Lost and Found, A Beijing Story

CHN547
Jan Wong
Houghton Mifflin Company
2010
336
0547247893
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Jan Wong (Red China Blues) returns to Beijing, with her husband and reluctant teenage sons in tow, on a mission to find a classmate she wronged decades ago at Beijing University.
$20.95

Country Driving

CHN600
Peter Hessler
HarperCollins
2011
480
006180410X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Opening with an eventful 7,000-mile road trip across northern China, Peter Hessler (River Town, Oracle Bones) shows the absurdity, humor and hope of China in this latest portrait of a nation catapulted into the modern world.
$15.99

Dreaming in Chinese, Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language

CHN648
Deborah Fallows
Bloomsbury USA
2011
208
080277914X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A linguist, living in Shanghai and Beijing with her journalist-husband James (Postcards from Tomorrow Square) the exuberant Deborah Fallows illuminates the Chinese worldview through language in playful, anecdotal essays, documenting her own missteps and growing understanding with self-deprecating humor.
$14.00

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

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

Empress Orchid

CHN267
Anchee Min
Mariner Books
2005
346
0618562036
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this novel of the glorious, decadent last days of 19th-century Imperial China, Min (Red Azalea, Becoming Madame Mao) combines her tale of a young girl from the provinces who marries an emperor -- and then improbably becomes the Last Empress -- with a lovingly re-created portrait of life in the Forbidden City.
$14.00

Chinese Wildlife

CHN440
Martin Walters
Bradt Publications
2008
208
1841622206
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This compact introduction to birds, mammals, reptiles, insects and plants found from the Tibetan plateau to the deserts, tropical forests and mountains includes 200 color photographs.
$26.99

More Books

Insight Guide China

CHN05
Manfred Morganstern
Insight Guides
2013
411
1780051352
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This lavishly illustrated guide includes essays on the history, politics and culture of China with hundreds of color photographs, providing a concise, informative introduction to the country.
$24.99

China Wakes, The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power

CHN33
Nicholas Kristoff, Sheryl WuDunn
Vintage Books
1995
501
0679763937
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The authors journeyed from Tibet to Tiananmen, reporting in depth on contemporary China and its cultural dissidents. An engrossing portrait of a nation struggling to hold on to tradition while modernizing its economy.
$16.95

The Search for Modern China

CHN98
Jonathan Spence
W. W. Norton & Company
2012
976
0393934519
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A sweeping history of China including events until 1999, geared fo the general reader. With maps, charts and black-and-white photographs.
$71.00

The Good Earth

CHN15
Pearl Buck
Pocket Books
2004
357
0743272935
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The modern classic that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1931. Drawing heavily on Buck's personal experience as a young newlywed in rural China, it is the plainly told story of a poor farmer and his stalwart wife.
$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

China South Map

CHN27
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2013
2
3865740189
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed travel map of Southern China, from Taiwan to Hong Kong and the Yunnan Province, at a 1:1,500,000 scale.
$13.95

Odyssey Guide Xi'an, Shaanxi & the Terracotta Army

CHN34
Kevin Bishop
Odyssey Publications
2009
336
9622178006
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With color photographs, insightful essays on culture and history, site plans and places of interest in and around China's ancient capital.
$24.95

Lonely Planet China

CHN39
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
1040
1743214014
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent practical guide to China, geared for independent travelers.
$34.99

Lonely Planet Beijing

CHN47
Damian Harper
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
304
1743213905
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

Fodor's Shanghai's 25 Best

CHN60
Fodor's
Fodor's
2015
128
1101879343
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This shirt-pocket guide, with an excellent map of the city, includes a choice selection of attractions, shops and restaurants, ideal for a short visit.
$13.99

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

Life Along the Silk Road

CAS44
Susan Whitfield
University of California Press
2015
312
0520280598
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
With insight, scholarship and dramatic flair, Susan Whitfield recounts the lives of ten diverse individuals on the ancient Silk Road, including four tales set in Dunhuang. With a superb 15-page history of Central Asia.
$29.95

Waiting

CHN80
Ha Jin
Vintage Books
2000
308
0375706410
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A spare, haunting story of a military doctor who tries for 18 years to divorce his peasant wife so he can marry a more sophisticated nurse at his hospital. Greatly evocative of quotidian life in China during the Cultural Revolution and after.
$16.00

A Field Guide to the Birds of China

CHN85
John MacKinnon, Karen Phillipps (Illustrator)
Oxford University Press
2000
586
0198549407
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive field guide to the birds of China, featuring 128 color plates illustrating 1,300 species of birds. Contains introductory chapters on the history of ornithology in China, biogeography, and conservation.
$124.00

River Town, Two Years on the Yangtze

CHN125
Peter Hessler
HarperCollins
2006
432
0060855029
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Hessler's compelling, personal story of life as a Peace Corps volunteer in Fuling, where foreigners are a curiosity, explores the culture, traditions and ideas of an isolated world.
$19.99

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

National Geographic China

CHN163
Damian Harper
National Geographic
2017
400
1426217706
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A generously illustrated guide to China with the usual National Geographic attention to maps and photographs. With a 50-page appendix of practical travel information.
$27.99

Beijing Map

CHN199
Berndtson & Berndtson
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

Mr. China, A Memoir

CHN306
Tim Clissold
HarperCollins
2006
262
0060761407
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An excellent portrait of contemporary China. Clissold writes with humor and insight in this entertaining account of his encounters with the Chinese and the Chinese way of doing business.
$14.99

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

China Shakes the World

CHN353
James Kynge
Mariner Books
2007
270
0618919066
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
China Bureau Chief for the Financial Times, Beijing-based Kynge brings experience and perspective to this very readable, enlightening report on the transformation of China today.
$15.99

Giant Pandas

CHN456
John Seidensticker, Susan Lumpkin
HarperCollins
2007
186
0061205788
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
An informative, family-friendly overview of the natural history, conservation and habitats of Central China's giant pandas. With 200 color photographs, many taken in Sichuan.
$19.95

Beijing Day by Day

CHN510
Jen Lin-liu
Frommer's
2011
180
0470165421
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
A compact shirt pocket guide, ideal for a short visit, featuring remarkably good suggestions for everything from food, hotels and neighborhoods to shopping. With a separate foldout map of the city center.
$13.99

Visiting Historic Beijing, A Guide to Sites & Resources

CHN521
Robert L. Thorp
Antique Collectors Club
2008
335
1891640534
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Thorp weaves essays on culture and history with site plans and description in this excellent, in-depth guide to exploring the temples, tombs, gardens, palaces, ancient archaeological sites and noteworthy architecture of Beijing and environs.
$24.95

Beijing Guidemap

CHN530
MapEasy
MapLink
2006
2
1929038038
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This handy colorful double-sided map shows Central Beijing along with The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Summer Palace, Greater and out-of-town Beijing.
$6.95

The Song of Everlasting Sorrow: A Novel of Shanghai

CHN570
Wang Anyi, Michael Berry (Translator)
Columbia University Press
2008
440
0231143427
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Evocatively set in post-World War II Shanghai, this novel follows the adventures of Wang Qiyao over four tumultuous decades. A girl born of the longtong -- Shanghai's crowded, working-class neighborhoods -- Wang sees fame as Miss Shanghai, indulges in the decadent pleasures of the pre-liberation city and emerges as an icon of Old Shanghai.
$30.00

Lonely Planet Discover China

CHN674
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
348
1786578875
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Focusing on must-see and memorable places and experiences, this all-color guide by the discerning editors at Lonely Planet features hundreds of color photographs and maps, suggested tours and itineraries along with not-to-be-missed places to stay, eat, shop and see.
$24.99

For Kids

Eyewitness Ancient China

CHN50
Arthur Cotterell
DK Publishing
2005
64
0756613825
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This handsomely illustrated overview of the history, art and accomplishments of ancient China is terrific for children ages 9-12. Informative text, color photographs and detailed illustrations introduce China's rich heritage.
$16.99

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

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

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
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

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

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

The Empty Pot

CHN106
Demi
Henry Holt and Company
1991
32
0805012176
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
When the emperor distributes seeds to all the children in China and announces that his successor will be the one who one who grows the most beautiful flower, young Ping is dismayed when his pot remains barren. He goes before the emperor empty-handed and is unexpectedly rewarded for his honesty.
$19.99

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

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

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

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

Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies

CHN146
Moss Roberts
Pantheon Books
1980
258
0394739949
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Moss Roberts combed 2,500 years of the Chinese folk tradition for this excellent, family-friendly anthology, decorated with woodcut illustrations throughout.
$16.95

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

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

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

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

Little Green, Growing Up During the Chinese Cultural Revolution

CHN239
Chun Yu
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2005
128
0689869436
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A poetic reflection on China's Cultural Revolution told from a child's perspective. It's a good introduction to China's recent history for young adults or mature middle readers.
$17.99

Zen Shorts

CHN268
John J Muth
Scholastic Inc.
2005
40
0439339111
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A charming introduction to the Zen tradition for young readers accompanied by beautiful watercolor illustrations. When Stillwell, a giant panda bear, moves next door he shares traditional Buddhist and Taoist tales with his three curious young neighbors.
$17.99

The Magical Monkey King, Mischief in Heaven

CHN344
Youshan Tang Ji-Li Jiang
Aa Balkema
2004
113
1885008252
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A retelling of 18 classic tales featuring the rascally Monkey King. With accompanying black and white illustrations. For ages 7-10.
$11.97

Life in Ancient China

CHN340
Paul C. Challen
2004
32
0778720675
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An overview of the history, geography, people, arts and culture of ancient China for grades 5-7. Also includes colorful photographs, illustrations, time lines, artwork and diagrams with captions.
$8.95

China, The Land

CHN339
Bobbie Kalman
2000
32
0778797465
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An overview of the land and people past and present of China, with color photographs.
$7.95

The Ch'I-Lin Purse, A Collection of Ancient Chinese Stories

CHN334
Linda Fang
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1997
118
0374411891
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An illustrated collection of 10 stories from classic Chinese opera and novels by professional storyteller Linda Fang. With a pronunciation guide and glossary.
$8.99

Mulan

CHN324
Tony Bancroft (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2004
0788829602
DVD
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
1
FAMILY
In this animated Disney film of the classic legend, Mulan, a young Chinese girl disguises herself as a boy and goes to war against the Huns to help her family.
$29.99

Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding

CHN348
Lenore Look, Yumi Heo (Illustrator)
Atheneum
2006
40
0689844581
HARD COVER
Literature
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YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Chinese wedding traditions come alive in this story of a mischief-making Chinese-American girl who worries that her uncle will forget about her after he marries. With charming mixed-media illustrations.
$17.99

Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society

CHN363
Adeline Yen Mah
HarperCollins
2006
256
0060567368
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Literature
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YOUNG ADULTS
In this retelling of the classic children's fairy tale, set during World War II, Cinderella joins the Chinese Resistance after being kicked out of the house by her wicked stepmother.
$7.99

Sweet and Sour, Tales from China

CHN370
Carol Kendall, Yao-Wen Li
Clarion Books
1990
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0618752455
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A collection of 24 folk tales from China, spanning many eras and a variety of literary styles.
$8.95

Beijing, Through Time

CHN643
Richard Platt
Macmillan
2008
48
0753461757
HARD COVER
History
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FAMILY
From farming village to Jin palace, the Mogol invasion, Kublai Khan, Boxer Rebellion and Ming conquest, fall of the Empire and rise of Communism this is the story of great dynasties, mighty conflicts... and the Forbidden City.
$16.95

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The Forbidden City, Center of Imperial China

CHN32
Gilles Beguin, Dominique Morel
Gardners Books
1997
144
0810928221
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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