China: Recommended Recent Nonfiction
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- China ghosts : my daughter's journey to America, my passage to fatherhood
by Jeff Gammage, 2007
- A father's account of going to China with his wife to adopt their daughters: "Revealing . . . thoughtful . . . A father-daughter love story from a sensitive writer who doesn’t neglect thorny issues of race and culture." – Kirkus
- China, Inc. : how the rise of the next superpower challenges America and the world by Ted C. Fishman, 2005
- "A lively, fact-packed account of China's spectacular, 30-year transformation from economic shambles following Mao's Cultural Revolution to burgeoning market superpower." – Publishers Weekly
- China : [people, place, culture, history] by Alison Bailey et al., 2007
- "You can't help marveling at the ambition of the project and the daring of tackling it." – O, The Oprah Magazine
- China shakes the world : a titan's rise and troubled future and the challenge for America by James Kynge, 2006.
- "Kynge's crisp assessment of the dynamics involved is both authoritative and eye-opening." – Publishers Weekly
- Lost on planet China : the strange and true story of one man's attempt to understand the world's most mystifying nation, or how he became comfortable eating live squid by J. Maarten Troost, 2008
- "Troost is refreshingly upbeat, without a hint of ugly American elitism."
Starred Review – Publishers Weekly
- The man who loved China : the fantastic story of the eccentric scientist who unlocked the mysteries of the Middle Kingdom by Simon Winchester, 2008.
- "Winchester plunges the reader into the action with hardly a break." Starred Review – Publishers Weekly
- River town : two years on the Yangtze by Peter Hessler, 2001
- "A vivid and touching tribute to a place and its people." Starred Review – Kirkus
- The search for modern China by Jonathan D. Spence, 1990.
- "To understand . . . China's past there is no better place to start than Jonathan D. Spences excellent new book." - The New York Times Book Review
- Wild swans : three daughters of China by Jung Chang, 1991.
- "An excellent work about China as seen through the eyes of women of three different generations" – Library Journal