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.

Braised Pork
房思琪的初戀樂園
Second Sister
China Dream
Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China
The Stolen Bicycle
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Vagabonds
Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation
Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation
Under Red Skies: Three Generations of Life, Loss, and Hope in China
Sự Trả Thù Hoàn Hảo
Tiệc báo thù
The Day the Sun Died
A Distant Center
The Art of War
The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #1)
Tao Te Ching
Dream of the Red Chamber
To Live
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
Monkey: The Journey to the West
The Golden Days (The Story of the Stone #1)
Red Sorghum
Three Kingdoms (4-Volume Boxed Set)
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio
The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, #2)
The Analects
Soul Mountain
East of Eden by John SteinbeckGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellA Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinLittle Women by Louisa May AlcottIt by Stephen King
Big Fat Reads Worth The Effort 2.0
37 books — 45 voters
The Three-Inch Golden Lotus by Féng JìcáiPanic 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

Wolf Totem by Jiang RongThe Three-Body Problem by Liu CixinTo Live by Yu HuaThe Four Books by Yan LiankeBrothers by Yu Hua
Modern Chinese Literature
75 books — 24 voters
The Three-Body Problem by Liu CixinThe Dark Forest by Liu CixinDeath's End by Liu CixinBall Lightning by Liu CixinThe City of Silence by Ma Boyong
Chinese Science Fiction Novels
34 books — 9 voters

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael PollanThe Paranoid Style in American Politics and Other Essays by Richard HofstadterUbik by Philip K. DickThe Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. ChestertonOn Power by Bertrand De Jouvenel
FOTRT essential reading
27 books — 1 voter


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Larissa Lai
The library was a great sprawling complex with rolls and rolls of paper tucked into many shelves. Between the reading rooms were courtyards with living fountains and singing birds and butterflies that would transform into handsome young women to guide or entertain anyone who stayed there any length of time. I saw one among the stacks, explaining an older style of calligraphy to the newly appointed Heavenly Marine Official of the South China Sea. In another wing, a librarian stepped from her chry ...more
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