There are many books you can read to get a feel for understanding the worlds next largest economy but where to start? We have read and recommend the following resources.

Mr China by Tim Clissold

Mr China by Tim Clissold

Mr China, Tim Clissold, 2004

Themanwholovedchina

The Man Who Loved China, Simon Winchester, 2008

The fantastic story of the scientist who unlocked the mysteries of the Middle Kingdom

Factory girls

Factory Girls, Leslie T Chang, 2008

Thegreatwall

The Great Wall, John Mann, 2008

The Extraordinary History of China’s Wonder of the World

Rupertmurdoch

Rupert’s Adventures in China – How Murdoch Lost a Fortune and Found a Wife Bruce Dover, 2008

Chinashakestheworld

China Shakes the World, The Rise of a Hungry Nation, James Kynge, 2006

Chinaink

China Inc – The Relentless Rise of the Next Great Superpowers Ted C Fishman, 2005, 2006

Chronicleofchineseemporers

A Chronicle of the Chinese Emporors Ann Paludan, 1998 reprinted 2005

Science-and-Civilisation-in-China-Volume-6-Biology-and-Biological-Technology-Part-6-Medicine-0521632625-L

Science an Civilization in China 24 Volumes Joseph Needham, 1954-2004

Allunderheaven

All Under Heaven – A Complete History of China Rayne Kruger, 2003

Thenewchineseempire

The New Chinese Empire Ross Terrill, 2003

Thegeniusofchina

The Genius of China – 3000 Years of Science, Discovery and Invention Robert Temple, 1998 reprinted 2002

 

Australia-China Relations post 1949: Sixty Years of Trade and Politics By Wang Yi