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Other Useful and/or Interesting Sites

Downs, Will. Gonga Shan Journal - 2004
(well worth downloading the entire journal)


Dictionaries & Atlases

Cowie, A.P. and Evison, A.   Concise English-Chinese Chinese-English Dictionary
Oxford: Oxford UP, 1986. ISBN: 0195840976.

Garnaut, Anthony.   Mandarin
Victoria, Australia: Lonely Planet, 2004. ISBN: 1740591798.

Hu, Jerome P. and Lee, Stephen C., ed.   Basic Chinese Vocabulary
Chicago: Passport, 1995. ISBN: 0844285277.

Sun Xiudong, ed.   Atlas of the People's Republic of China
Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, and China Cartographic Publishing House, 1989. ISBN: 0835123197.

Times Books Staff.   The Times Atlas of China
London: Times Newspapers, 1973. ISBN: 0812905040.

Further Reading

Chinese History

Crump, James Irving.   Chinese Theater in Days of Kublai Khan
Tucson: U Arizona Press, 1980. ISBN: 0816506973.

Dernberger, Robert, ed., DeWoskin, Kenneth, ed., Goldstein, Steven, ed., Murphey, Rhoads, ed., and Whyte, Martin, ed.   The Chinese: Adapting the Past, Facing the Future
Ann Arbor: Center for Chinese Studies, The University of Michigan, 1991. ISBN: 0892641002.

Fairbank, John King.   The Great Chinese Revolution 1800-1985
New York: Harper & Row, 1986. ISBN: 006039076X.

Fairbank, John King and Goldman, Merle.   China: a New History, 2nd ed.
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap, 2006. ISBN: 0674018281.

Preston, Diana.   The Boxer Rebellion: The Dramatic Story of China’s War on Foreigners That Shook the World in the Summer of 1900
New York: Berkley Books, 2000. ISBN: 0425180840.

Salisbury, Harrison E.   The Long March: The Untold Story
New York: Mcgraw-Hill, 1985. ISBN: 0070544719.

Salisbury, Harrison E.   Tiananmen Diary
Boston: Little, Brown, 1989. ISBN: 0316809055.

Seagrave, Sterling.   The Soong Dynasty
New York: Smithmark, 1987. ISBN: 0060153083.

Tuchman, Barbara W.   Notes From China
New York: Collier, 1972. ISBN: 0020748000.

Tuchman, Barbara W.   Stillwell and the American Experience in China: 1911-45
New York: Macmillan, 1970.

White, Theodore H., and Jacoby Annalee.   Thunder out of China
New York: William Sloane, 1946. ISBN: B0006AQYE0.

Winchester, Simon.   The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time
New York: Henry Holt, 1996. ISBN: 0805038884.


Confucius.   Analects of Confucius
Trans. Xin Guanjie. Beijing: Sinolingua, 1998. ISBN: 787800524073.

Mencius, Betty Radice (Editor).   Mencius
Trans. Lau D.C. London: Viking Penguin, 2005. ISBN: 780140449716.


Kingston, Maxine Hong.   China Men
New York: Knopf, 1980. ISBN: 0394424638.

Wang, Keping.   Chinese Philosophy on Life
Beijing: Chinese Languages Press, 2007. ISBN: 9787119041797.

Zhang, Xinxin and Sang, Ye.   Chinese Profiles
Beijing: Chinese Literature Press, 1986. ISBN: 0835116034.

Xue, Xinran.   The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices
Trans. Esther Tildesley. New York: Anchor, 2003. ISBN: 1400030803.

Ku, Hung-Ming.   The Spirit of the Chinese People
Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 1998. ISBN: 9787560014494.


Goodrich, L. Carrington and Cameron, Nigel.   Face of China: As Seen by Photographers and Travelers 1860-1912
Millerton, New York: Aperature Foundation, 1978. ISBN: 0893810290.

Cabot, Mabel H., Wulsin, Janet and Wulsin, Frederick.   Vanished Kingdoms: A Woman Explorer in Tibet, China, and Mongolia 1921-1925
Millerton, New York: Aperature Foundation, 2003. ISBN: 1931788081.


Thompson, Hugh and Lane, Kathryn, ed.   The Eyewitness Travel Guide to China
New York: Dorling Kindersley, 2005. ISBN: 0756609194.

Le Bas, Tom, ed.   The Insight Guide to China
London: Langenscheidt, 2005. ISBN: 1585732893.

Harper, Damian; Cambon, Marie; Gaskell, Katja; Huhti, Thomas; Mayhew, Bradley; Miller, Korina; Org, Mielikki.   China
Victoria, Australia: Lonely Planet, 2002. ISBN: 1740591178.

Danforth, Kenneth C., ed.   Journey into China
Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1982. ISBN: 0870444379.

Bonavia, Judy; Hayman, Richard; Bishop, Kevin; Booz, Paddy; and Holdsworth, May.   Yangtze: The Yangtze River & the Three Gorges
New York: Odyssey, 2004. ISBN: 9622177336.


Conn, Peter.   Pearl S. Buck: a Cultural Biography
New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996. ISBN: 0521560802.

Heng, Liang and Shapiro, Judith.   Son of the Revolution
New York: Knopf, 1983. ISBN: 039452568X.

Hong, Ying.   Daughter of the River
Trans. Howard Goldblatt. New York: Grove P, 1999. ISBN: 080211637X.

Jung, Chang.   Wild Swans
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991. ISBN: 0671685465.

Mah, Adeline Yen.   Falling Leaves: The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997. ISBN: 0965693015.

Ning, Lao T'ai-t'ai, and Pruitt, Ida.   A Daughter of Han: The Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman
Stanford: Stanford UP, 1945. ISBN: 0804706050.

Pruitt, Ida.   Old Madam Yin: A Memoir of Peking Life
Stanford: Stanford UP, 1979. ISBN: 0804710384.

Saltzman, Mark.   Iron & Silk
New York: Vintage, 1987. ISBN: 0394755111.

Winchester, Simon.   The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle KingdomNew York: Harper Collins, 2008. ISBN: 0060884598.


Barnstone, Tony and Chou, Ping, ed.   The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry
New York: Anchor Books, 2005. ISBN: 0385721986.

Sun Tzu.   The Art of War
Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 1997. ISBN: 9787560014456.

Dai, Sijie.   Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress: A Novel
Trans. Ina Rilke. New York: Anchor, 2002. ISBN: 0385722206.

Hersey, John.   A Single Pebble
Thorndike, Maine: Thorndike, 1992. ISBN: 1560543388.

Kingston, Maxine Hong.   The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
New York: Vintage, 1989. ISBN: 0679721886.

Liu Jung-En, Translator.   Six Yuan Plays
New York: Penguin, 1977. ISBN: 0140442626.

Tan, Amy.   The Bonesetter's Daughter
New York: Putnam Adult, 2001. ISBN: 0399146431.

Tan, Amy.   The Hundred Secret Senses
New York: Putnam, 1995. ISBN: 0399141146.

Tan, Amy.   The Joy Luck Club
New York: Balantine, 1989. ISBN: 0804106304.

Tan, Amy.   The Opposite of Fate: a Book of Musings
New York: Putnam Adult, 2003. ISBN: 0399150749.

Lao She and others. Masterpieces by Modern Chinese Fiction Writers
Trans. Sidney Shapiro and others. Foreign Languages Press, Beijing, 2002. ISBN: 7119029452.

Wu Ch'êng-ên.   Monkey -- Journey to the West
Trans. Arthur Whaley. New York: Grove, 1984. ISBN: 0802130860.

Shi Nai'an and Luo Guan-zhong. Outlaws of the Marsh (Vol. I-IV) -- The Water Margin
Trans. Sidney Shapiro. Foreign Languages Press, Beijing, 2007. ISBN: 7119016628.

Tsao, Hsueh-chin.   Dream of the Red Chamber
Trans. Wang Chi-chen. New York: Anchor, 1958. ISBN: 0385093799.

Lo Kuan-chung. Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Vol. I-II)
Trans. C.H. Brewitt-Taylor. Tuttle; Rutland, Vt.; 2002. ISBN: 0804834687.

Lao Tzu.   Tao Te Ching
Trans. Arthur Whaley. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2007. ISBN: 9787560013725.

Lao, She.   Teahouse
Trans. John Howard. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 2002. ISBN: 7119027808.

Cao, Yu.   Thunderstorm
Trans. Wang Zuoliang. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 2006. ISBN: 7119027751.


Newnham, Richard.   About Chinese
Hammondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1971.

DeFrancis, John.   The Chinese Language: Fact and Fantasy
Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1997. ISBN: 0824810686.

Björkstén, Johan.   Learn to Write Chinese Characters
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994. ISBN: 0300057717.

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