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Yellow River Odyssey

by Bill Porter

Bill Porter, a.k.a Red Pine, connects modern China to its past in a riveting journey down the Yellow River.

China Survival Guide: How to Avoid Travel Troubles and Mortifying Mishaps, 3rd Edition

by Larry Herzberg & Qin Herzberg

An updated edition of the best-selling travel guide that spells out tourist problems and solutions with humor and candor.

Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory

by Peter Hessler

“Hessler has a marvelous sense of the intonations and gestures that give life to the moment.” —The New York Times Book Review

From Peter Hessler, the New York Times bestselling author of Oracle Bones and...

Hong Kong: The City of Dreams

by Nury Vittachi & Ben Simmons

This stunning Hong Kong travel pictorial captures the architecture, culture, people, and cuisine of one of the most dynamic cities.

You can leave Hong Kong, but it will never leave you. The experience of encountering...

Little Emperors: A Year with the Future of China

by JoAnn Dionne

JoAnn Dionne, who travelled to China to teach elementary school, offers a funny, poignant glimpse of a nation undergoing rapid transformation.

Shanghai Select

by Insight Guides

Select Guide Shanghai is a brand new inspirational guide to this extraordinary city, offering authentic experiences, fresh discoveries, and a good dose of local culture. An inspirational In the mood for... section...

Among the Tibetans

by Isabella L. Bird

"Among the Tibetans" is a record of Isabella L. Bird's 1889 journey into Ladakh describing her tour with her usual keen eye. From descriptions of the landscape and flora to the manners, customs and religion...

Hong Kong Select

by Insight Guides

Seductively packaged pocket guides compiled by local experts who know Hong Kong inside out. These brand new guides are designed for informed, experienced travellers and those on a repeat visit but looking for...

Myths and Legends of China

by Edward Theodore Chalmers Werner

First published in 1922, "Myths and Legends of China" is a fascinating and comprehensive collection of Chinese myths and legends in which Edward Theodore Chalmers Werner drew upon material readily available...

Weekend in Beijing (english version)

by Pedro BARBOSA

A real time be-book

"be", because this is a real time book. But it's also a beta electronic. Because is a electronic test that can be changed and improved by everyone who reads it.

This is not a technic book,...

One Who Moved Out to Get Rich

by KangHan Yuan

ALL CHINESE EAT DOGS AND CATS! Franz Übermut, is a German businessman who wants to gain a foothold in China for business and pleasure, humorously dispels mistakes about China. The land is brought closer to...

A Visit to the Sarö and Shera Yögurs

by C. G. E. Mannerheim

During an expedition made in Central Asia and Northern China in the years 1906-1908 I had the opportunity of spending some days among the Sarö and Shera Yögurs, two small tribes which under the common name...

Re-Orienting China

by Leilei Chen

In the last few decades, China has undergone drastic changes, from a secluded Communist state to an active participant in the global economy. At the same time, the West's fascination with China has ascended...

Fodor's Essential China

by Fodor's Travel Guides

Ready to experience China? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s Essential China travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of China, and exclusive...

Trickle-Down Censorship

by Jfk Miller

A Westerner's inside look into the workings of Chinese society.

For six years, from 2005 to 2011, Australian JFK Miller worked in Shanghai for English-language publications censored by state publishers under...

Court Life in China: The Capital, Its Officials and People

by Isaac Taylor Headland

Although mostly about court life in the last decades of the Qing, it is really a fun read about the life and experiences of Headland and his wife in the Beijing of this time. The Headlands were both missionaries...

The Year of the Rabid Dragon

by L. H. Draken

Nathan Troy, an American freelance journalist, stumbles onto an unusual rash of rabies cases in Beijing, China. While translating for a french W.H.O doctor, Helene Laroque, sent to help contain the spread of...

To the Diamond Mountains: A Hundred-Year Journey through China and Korea

by Tessa Morris-Suzuki

Following in the footsteps of a writer, artist, and feminist who traveled the route a century ago, To the Diamond Mountains takes readers on a unique journey through China and North and South Korea. By probing...

On a Chinese Screen

by William Somerset Maugham

On a Chinese Screen is a travel bookmade of a series of short sketches Maugham made during a trip along the Yangtze River, and although ostensibly about China the book is equally focused on the various westerners...

The China Option

by Sophia Camille Erickson

In 2014 Sophia Erickson graduated from college with an apparently useless degree in European history from an obscure foreign college. Faced with crippling student loan debts and after an anxious couple of months...