Beijing Books Reviewed
Recommended Beijing Books & China Books
Beijing Made Easy reviews Beijing and China related books: books set in China or Beijing, books about China, books about Chinese culture and history, books about the Chinese language and Beijing and China travel guides.
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Beijing Made Easy Recommended China Books:
These are some of our favourite books on Beijing, China and the Chinese. Either follow a link, or browse through the sections on the left.
Top Beijing Books: River Town by Peter Hessler
The author is a young American peace corps volunteer sent to teach literature in Fuling, a central Chinese town on the Yangtze, where foreigners are still a rarity… more
Top Beijing Books: Sichuan Cookery by Fuchsia Dunlop
Fuchsia Dunlop’s excellent ‘Sichuan Cookery’ is one of the most highly rated cookery books around, offering a window onto a school of cookery relatively unknown outside China, but adored within… more
Top Beijing Books: The Noodle Maker by Ma Jian
A poor state-employed professional writer is told to write about a modern day Lei Feng, the idealistic and selfless revolutionary hero, but he can’t think of anyone to base it on. Through a drink-fuelled night of verbal meanderings in the company of his rich friend the professional blood donor, we meet the cast of the novel he wants to write but sense he is destined never to start… more
What to see and do around Beijing
Wonder at the Great Wall, be awed by the magnificent Forbidden City, drink in the scenery from a boat on the Summer Palace’s Kunming Lake.