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

So many great choices, grab a guidebook, check out movies of history or current culture. - May 2020

Wild Swanns by Jung Chang. - Oct 2017

Lonely Planet guides. - Aug 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 2014

The Party by Richard McGregor - Jun 2013

The Last Empress by Anchee Min - Apr 2011

Any Judge Dee mystery novel you can find. Or all of them. - Jan 2011

Insider's Guide to Beijing, Lisa See's "Snowflower and the Secret Fan", "Lost Daughters of China", anything by Peter Hessler. - Apr 2010

Beijing Coma. - read before you come, its banned here, as is Lonely Planet China. - Jan 2010

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