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

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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