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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