Where Is My Next Book on China

Dear iTalki-ers,

Anyone happens to have read a good book on China (written in my target language: English) and would like to recommend?


P.S.: Just to give you an idea, I really had a good time reading the following super awesome books.

Peter Hessler: Strange Stone, Orachle Bones, River Town, Country Driving

Evan Osnos: Age of Ambition


Thank you so very much!!



Jan 23, 2016 2:13 PM
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The Good Earth -   Pearl S Buck
January 26, 2016

Thanks Richard for your recommendation! I will visit these links!

January 23, 2016

Hi Chen

I did a little search and found the following books.

These may or may not meet your needs.

NB: I have not read any of the following books.

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"Betting on The Red Mansions", "Sun said that the book has sold over 100 million copies worldwide so far." December 2005


China View on La Peste: "Translated into 28 languages, the book has sold more than 12 million copies around the world." (9 April 2008)


"Peter Rabbit in China copyright stew". BBC News. 2003-06-23. Retrieved 2009-08-31.


China Pictorial October 2006

January 23, 2016

I just found out something interesting online and would like to share it with all of you. The Anthill is a non-profit organization hosting a collection of short stories written by expats residing in China. These stories are essentially anecdotes that some expats have encountered/observed while there. <o:p></o:p>


If you are a native Mandarin speaker who ever wonders what it feels like to be a “foreigner” living in China, you may want to read some of these stories because it puts you in the shoes of “foreigners” and allows you to see ourselves from a more objective point of view. <o:p></o:p>


If you have never been to China and are considering doing that someday, you may also want to read some of these stories to get your feet wet. <o:p></o:p>

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Note: (If you happen to have read something good on China, please share it. Thanks!)<o:p></o:p>

January 26, 2016

Any book by charles dickens ,any of his Short Fictions, Novels, Dramas.

January 23, 2016