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Do you recommend any books or movies about this city/country for those who are interested in learning more?

Wild Swanns by Jung Chang. - Oct 24, 2017
Lonely Planet guides. - Aug 17, 2014
Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French, by Jan Wong, Country Driving: A Chinese Road Trip by Peter Hessler. - Jul 18, 2014
The Party by Richard McGregor - Jun 19, 2013
The Last Empress by Anchee Min - Apr 7, 2011
Any Judge Dee mystery novel you can find. Or all of them. - Jan 18, 2011
Insider's Guide to Beijing, Lisa See's "Snowflower and the Secret Fan", "Lost Daughters of China", anything by Peter Hessler. - Apr 29, 2010
Beijing Coma. - read before you come, its banned here, as is Lonely Planet China. - Jan 26, 2010