China Resources



River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze, by Peter Hessler


Wild Swans, by Jung Chang


Dream of a Red Chamber, by Cao Xueqin


The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan


1421: The Year China Discovered The World, by Gavin Menzies


Riding the Iron Rooster, by Paul Theroux


Life and Death in Shanghai, by Nien Cheng
Books by Trip leader Chungliang “Al” Huang :
Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain,The Essence of Tai Ji
The Chinese Book of Animal Powers
Essential Tai Ji
Find more books at the Longitude Reading China Page




To Live. After a gambler loses his money, he loses his family and property and is forced to start a shadow puppet troupe, set during the Chinese Civil War. 1994


Raise the Red Lantern. The story of a young woman who becomes a concubine of one of the wealthy men of the Warlord Era. 1999


Not One Less. In a poverty-stricken village, a teacher goes away for a month and leaves a barely literate teenage girl in his place. 1999




The Cost of the Cultural Revolution, The New Yorker


If you find other books or articles as you prepare for your trip that you would recommend, please let us know!


Happy reading!

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