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China in the 21st Century

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Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road - Rob Schmitz
*NEW in 2016* An unforgettable portrait of individuals who hope, struggle, and grow along a single street cutting through the heart of China's most exhilarating metropolis, from one of the most acclaimed broadcast journalists reporting on China today.

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Dragon Rising: An Inside Look at China Today - Jasper Becker

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Beijing's Games: What the Olympics Mean to China - Susan Brownell

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Beijing Time - Michael Dutton

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China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power - Rob Gifford

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China's Brave New World: And Other Tales for Global Times - Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

 

General Modern China History

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China: People, Place, Culture, History - edited by Alison Bailey
A detailed exploration of the country's long, rich history paired with information on its complex present.

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The State of China Atlas: Mapping the World's Fastest-Growing Economy - Robert Benewick; Stephanie Hemelryk Donald

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The Search for Modern China - Jonathan D. Spence
The Search for Modern China brings to life the characters and events of China's turbulent modern history.

2nd edition

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The Search for Modern China: A Documentary Collection - Pei-kai Cheng (Editor); Michael Lestz (Editor); Jonathan D. Spence
With a chapter organization mirroring that of The Search for Modern China, this collection is the perfect supplement, providing a first-hand look at the modern Chinese society.

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Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present - Peter Hessler
Hessler tells the story of modern-day China and its growing links to the Western world as seen through the lives of a handful of ordinary people.

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Great Chinese Revolution 1800-1985 - John King Fairbank

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National Geographic Atlas of China - National Geographic Society
Boasting more than 300 full-color maps and illustrations, this essential atlas dramatically highlights the tremendous changes occurring within China.

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The Columbia Guide to Modern Chinese History - R. Keith Schoppa
Both an introduction to the major features of modern Chinese history and a resource for researchers interested in virtually any topic relating to the Chinese experience of the last 220 years.

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Twentieth Century China: A History in Documents - R. Keith Schoppa

 

18th and 19th Century China

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Opium Regimes: China, Britain and Japan, 1839-1952 - edited by Timothy Brook and Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi

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Letters from China: The Canton-Boston Correspondence of Robert Bennet Forbes, 1838-1840 - edited by Phyllis F. Kerr

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The Opium Wars: The Addiction of One Empire and the Corruption of Another - W. Travis Hanes; Frank Sanello

 

20th Century History

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Burying Mao: Chinese Politics in the Age of Deng Xiaoping - Richard Baum

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Hungry Ghosts: Mao's Secret Famine - Jasper Becker

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Shanghai: The Rise and Fall of a Decadent City, 1842-1949 - Stella Dong

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Soong Sisters - Emily Hahn

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The Chinese Century: A Photographic History of the Last Hundred Years - Jonathan D. Spence; Annping Chin

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Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China - Ezra F. Vogel

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On China - Henry Kissinger

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Chiang Kai Shek: China's Generalissimo and the Nation He Lost - Jonathan Fenby

 

Biography

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Deng Xiaoping and the Cultural Revolution: A Daughter Recalls the Critical Years - Deng Rong

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Eldest Son: Zhou Enlai and the Making of Modern China, 1898-1976 - Han Suyin; Paul De Angelis (Editor)

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The Bitter Sea: Coming of Age in a China Before Mao - Charles N. Li

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Mao Zedong: A Life - Jonathan D. Spence

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The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom - Simon Winchester

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Growing up in the People's Republic: Conversations Between Two Daughters of China's Revolution - Ye Weili; Ma Xiaodong (As told to)

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