Thursday, November 18, 2010

Books about China

My husband and I are going to China in the spring. I am so excited. I love reading about China and its culture. I have already read several great books about China and have several more I want to read before we leave.

The Distant Land of My Father by Bo Caldwell (historical fiction)

Dreaming in Chinese by Deborah Fallows (non-fiction)

Oracle Bones by Peter Hessler (travel) I've already read his River Town, which was wonderful.

Country Driving by Peter Hessler (travel)

Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama (historical fiction)

Out of Mao's Shadow by Philip Pan (history)

1 comment:

  1. I would love to read all of those books. I have been to China. No, I am not Chinese but my husband is. Anyway, I went on a three week tour before I me him and would love to go back with my husband who has never been. I have some recommendations! Take a digital camera with lots of memory stuff. Take a swashed roll of toilet paper, you will find out why. Also, take some colorful pencils for gifts for the children. If you will be on tour, still use the free time to get out and walk. You may be approached by people who want to practice their English. That is a great way to make friends. Don't buy heavy souvenirs,
    light ones are easier to carry around. Happy Trip and I would love to hear about.