The best books on China, as recommended by some of the most eminent historians and political scientists as well as journalists working on or in China today.
China is a complex country that is also rapidly changing. With our reading lists and interviews we aim to at least introduce you to the country’s history, economy, literature, poetry and politics, depending on your particular interests. We also have a reading list for Chinese language learners. If you’re visiting China for the first time, we recommend the list by New Yorker correspondent Evan Osnos, which was compiled with a first-time traveller to China in mind.