Chinese Literature

Chinese literature extends thousands of years, from the earliest recorded dynastic court archives to the mature fictional novels that arose during the Ming Dynasty to entertain the masses of literate Chinese. The introduction of widespread woodblock printing during the Tang Dynasty (618–907) and the invention of movable type printing by Bi Sheng (990–1051) during the Song Dynasty (960–1279) rapidly spread written knowledge throughout China. In more modern times, the author Lu Xun (1881–1936) is considered the founder of baihua literature in China.

The Seventh Day
Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation
The Borrowed
The Four Books
Shanghai Redemption (Inspector Chen Cao #9)
Kinder Than Solitude
The Blade of Silence (Fang Mu - Eastern Crimes, #4)
The Dark Road
The Last Lover
A Distant Center
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The Art of War
Tao Te Ching
The Dream of the Red Chamber
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
Monkey: The Journey to the West
The Golden Days (The Story of the Stone #1)
To Live
The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #1)
Red Sorghum
The Analects
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio
Three Kingdoms: Classic Novel in Four Volumes
Love in a Fallen City
The Joy Luck Club
The Three-Inch Golden Lotus by Feng JicaiPanic and Deaf by Liang XiaoshengThe Remote Country of Women by Hua BaiChaos and All That by Liu SolaThe Money Demon by Chen Diexian
Fiction from Modern China series
12 books — 1 voter
The Three-Body Problem by Liu CixinThe Dark Forest by Liu CixinDeath's End by Liu CixinThe City of Silence by Ma BoyongSalt Fish Girl by Larissa Lai
CHINESE science fiction novels
33 books — 5 voters

The Three-Body Problem by Liu CixinWolf Totem by Jiang RongThe Four Books by Yan LiankeBrothers by Yu HuaThe Dark Forest by Liu Cixin
Modern Chinese Literature
58 books — 13 voters

Yu Hua
Yu Hua The Seventh Day
The bestselling Chinese author talks about growing up during the Cultural Revolution, writing about the absurdities of Communism, and his new novel, The Seventh Day.
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