20130228_091434 This is a list of the books I’ve read which have influenced, inspired or contributed in some way towards my journey, for my own records as much as anything else. They are not necessarily recommendations (at this stage)! I have always loved reading and am also putting together a further list below of books I hope to get my hands on in the future.

River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze Peter Hessler
The Writing on the Wall: China and the West in the 21st Century Will Hutton
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China Jung Chang
Country Driving: A Chinese Road Trip Peter Hessler
Shark’s Fun and Sichuan Pepper Fuchsia Dunlop (plus I bought Fuchsia’s Every Grain of Rice for my sister, and my own copy of Sichuan Cookery is absolutely covered in oil spats!)
Dreaming in Chinese Deborah Fallows
A Concise Chinese English Dictionary For Lovers Xiaolu Guo
Shanghai Baby Wei Hui
Good Women of China: Hidden Voices Xinran
Factory Girls: Voices From the Heart of Modern China Leslie T Chang
What Does China Think? Mark Leonard
China Road Rob Gifford
The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan
Miss Chopsticks Xinran
Bend, Not Break: A Life in Two Worlds Ping Fu
Kissing Outside the Lines: A True Story of Love and Race and Happily Ever After Diane Farr
Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China and the West Peter Hessler
When a Billion Chinese Jump: Voices from the Frontline of Climate Change Jonathon Watts
To the Edge of the Sky Anhua Gao
China: An Introduction to the Culture and People Kai Strittmatter
(Escape from Camp 14: One man’s remarkable odyssey from North Korea to freedom in the West Blaine Harden)
The Good Chinese Wife Susan Blumberg-Kason
How Doe One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit: True Stories of Expat Women in Asia Shannon Young (Ed.)
Crazy Rich Asians Kevin Kwan
Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love Xinran
I’m not Chinese: The Journey from Resentment to Reverence Raymond M Wong
Empress Orchid Anchee Min
China Rich Girlfriend Kevin Kwan
Year of Fire Dragons Shannon Young
Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven Susan Gilman
The Woman who lost China Rhiannon Jenkins Tsang
Expat in China: A Family Adventure Greg Rhodes
Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven Susan Gilman
The Good Shufu Tracy Slater
Red Azalea Anchee Min

To read:
Foreign Babes in Beijing Rachel DeWoskin
One Couple Two Cultures: 81 Western-Chinese Couples Talk About Love and Marriage Dan Waters
Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China by Leta Hong Fincher
Unsavoury Elements: Stories of Foreigners on the Loose in China Tom Carter (Ed.)
Buy me the Sky Xinran

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: