Fisherman in a Boat

A Short List of Books and Websites about China

A
short list of helpful books and websites about China.

General introductions

  • G. Wright Doyle and Peter Xiaoming Yu, China: Ancient Culture, Modern Society. (brief chapters on Chinese traditional culture and contemporary society, with guides to further reading).
  • Rob Gifford, The China Road. (a lively journalistic account containing information about both Chinese history/culture and contemporary China).

Chinese History

  • John King Fairbank and Merle Goldman, CHINA: A New History.
  • Jonathan Spence, The Search for Modern China.

Modern Chinese Society

Christianity in China