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The good earth

by:Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973

Wang Lang, a simple peasant farmer, takes as a wife a battered slave girl who becomes an indomitable, loyal woman. Working the land together, they prosper and increase their holdings, yet Wang eventually betrays his family and neglects the earth he had worshipped.

Editions:611  Date:1900 - 2017  Genre(s):Historical fiction, History, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Historical fiction


Dream of the red chamber

by:Cao, Xueqin, approximately 1717-1763

The Chia family experiences a decline in fortune during the Ch'ing dynasty.

Editions:1435  Date:1754 - 2019  Genre(s):History, Autobiographical fiction, Love stories, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction

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Lost horizon

by:Hilton, James, 1900-1954

Fleeing war-torn China, a small planeload of people is hijacked to an idyllic valley in the Himalayas where time has virtually stopped. There Conway, a British diplomat, falls in love with a beautiful woman, and is asked to remain in Shangri-La as its new leader.

Editions:348  Date:1933 - 2018  Genre(s):Fantasy fiction, Utopian fiction, Utopian fiction, Utopian fiction, Action and adventure fiction


The nightingale

by:Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875

Though the emperor banishes the nightingale in preference for a jeweled mechanical imitation, the little bird remains faithful and returns years later when the emperor is near death and no one else can help him.

Editions:158  Date:1880 - 2019  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Fairy tales, Juvenile works, Fairy tales, Fairy tales, Fantasy fiction

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The Analects of Confucius


In this gem-like translation by Simon Leys, Confucius speaks with clarity and brilliance. He emerges as a man of great passion and many enthusiasms, a man of bold action whose true vocation is politics. Confucius (551-479 B.C.) lived in an age of acute cultural and political crisis. Many of his observations mark a world sinking into violence and barbarity. Unable to obtain the leading political role he sought, he endeavored to reform society and salvage civilization.

Editions:168  Date:1872 - 2019  Genre(s):Quotations, Quotations

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The bonesetter's daughter

by:Tan, Amy

Set in contemporary San Francisco and in a Chinese village where Peking Man is unearthed, "The Bonesetter's Daughter" is an excavation of the human spirit: the past, its deepest wounds, its most profound hopes. This is the story of LuLing Young, who searches for the name of her mother, the daughter of the famous Bonesetter from the Mouth of the Mountain. The story conjures the pain of broken dreams, the power of myths, and the strength of love that enables us to recover in memory what we have lost in grief.

Editions:145  Date:2001 - 2017  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction


The kitchen god's wife

by:Tan, Amy

The mesmerizing story a Chinese emigre mother tells her daughter.

Editions:123  Date:1991 - 2008  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Didactic fiction, Didactic fiction


The hundred secret senses

by:Tan, Amy

The story of two sisters, one brought up in the U.S., the other in China. The American sister is contemptuous of the other's belief in ghosts until events cause her to understand what they can do. A tale of two cultures by the author of The Kitchen God's Wife.-- (Source of description not identified).

Editions:142  Date:1993 - 2013  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction


Three kingdoms : China's epic drama

by:Luo, Guanzhong, approximately 1330-approximately 1400

One of the world's great historical romances. Its depiction of the conflict between chivalry and statecraft during the twilight of the great Han empire has profoundly shaped the Chinese political consciousness.

Editions:1935  Date:1070 - 2018  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Epic fiction

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The rape of Nanking : the forgotten holocaust of World War II

by:Chang, Iris

Details the massacre that took place in December 1937 when the Japanese army overthrew the ancient city of Nanking, China, and raped, tortured, and murdered over 300,000 civilians; examining the atrocity from the perspective of the Japanese soldiers, the Chinese civilians, and the Europeans and Americans who created a safety zone for survivors.

Editions:100  Date:1997 - 2015  Genre(s):History, War fiction


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