China Road by Rob Gifford

China Road: A Journey Into the Future

Book:  “China Road: A Journey Into The Future Of A Rising Power” Author:  Rob Gifford Publisher:  Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2008 Rob Gifford is a talented journalist, travel writer, and a correspondent who used to work for the National Public Radio’s (NPR) ... Read More
The Last Days of Old Beijing by Michael Meyer

The Last Days of Old Beijing: City Transformed

Book:  “The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transformed” Author:  Michael Meyer Publisher:  Walker & Company, 2009 The author of this book, Michael Meyer, came to China as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1995 ... Read More
Factory Girls by Leslie Chang

Factory Girls: From Village To City in a Changing China

Book:  “Factory Girls: From Village To City In a Changing China” Author:  Leslie T. Chang Publisher:  Spiegel & Grau, 2009 As the name of the book evidently implies – “Factory Girls” was based primarily on the life of young migrants in China.  Leslie Chang, ... Read More
China in Ten Words by Yu Hua

(Describing) China in Ten Words

Book:  “China in Ten Words” Author:  Yu Hua Publisher:  Anchor Books, 2012 Yu Hua was born in China in 1960, five years before the violent turmoil by the name “Cultural Revolution”, initiated by the (in)famous political leader, Mao Zedong, took place.  He ... Read More
Age of Ambition by Evan Osnos

Age of Ambition: Chasing Truth in the New China

Book:  “Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China” Author:  Evan Osnos Publisher:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014 There has been a number of books published on China in the last few decades that cover everything from ... Read More