Beijing - Post Report Question and Answers

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

The Farewell (film), Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper (book) - Nov 2021

Wild Swans - Jung Chang Midnight in Peking - Paul French And if you are interested in the US/China relations: Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom - John Pomfret - Nov 2020

The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom, Midnight in Peking, Oracle Bones, River Town, Dream of the Red Chamber, Confucius' Analects, the Dao De Jing, The Hundred Year Marathon - Jul 2020

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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