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

Peter Hessler's books (especially River Town) - May 18, 2016
Peter Hessler is sort of "the" white guy for writing about China and the Chongqing/Chengdu area specifically. Still I think, once you've lived in China for a few months, English-language Chinese literature becomes much more interesting. I really liked Brothers by Hua Yu. Ministry of Tofu is an English-language current events website that highlights different social issues going on in China, written by Chinese bloggers. It was a really interesting resource for me to learn more about China than I would normally be able to as a very basic Chinese speaker. - Aug 2, 2013