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.

Land of Big Numbers: Stories
A Lover's Discourse
Second Sister
Braised Pork
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Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China
To Hold Up the Sky
A Single Swallow
Under Red Skies: Three Generations of Life, Loss, and Hope in China
Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation
The Reincarnated Giant: An Anthology of Twenty-First-Century Chinese Science Fiction
Sinopticon: A Celebration of Chinese Science Fiction
The Art of War
The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, #1)
To Live
Tao Te Ching
Dream of the Red Chamber
Red Sorghum
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
Monkey: The Journey to the West
Three Kingdoms (4-Volume Boxed Set)
The Story of the Stone, or The Dream of the Red Chamber, Vol. 1: The Golden Days (Chapters 1-26)
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Soul Mountain
The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, #2)
Outlaws of the Marsh (4-Volume Boxed Set)
The Analects
The Three-Body Problem by Liu CixinThe Dark Forest by Liu CixinDeath's End by Liu CixinBall Lightning by Liu Cixin仰望星空之遥远的问候 by Bryant Johnson
Chinese Science Fiction Novels
18 books — 16 voters
The Art of War by Sun TzuTao Te Ching by Lao TzuDream of the Red Chamber by Cao XueqinWild Swans by Jung ChangMonkey by Wu Cheng'en
Chinese Literature
314 books — 139 voters

The Three-Body Problem by Liu CixinWolf Totem by Jiang RongTo Live by Yu HuaThe Four Books by Yan LiankeThe Fat Years by Chan Koonchung
Modern Chinese Literature
77 books — 30 voters
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

Wu Cheng'en
The boatman then gently guided the raft across. They saw a dead body floating. At the sight of this, the Master was greatly frightened. But Sun smiled and said, "Master do not be alarmed! That corpse is none other than your own." Zhu Bajie said, "It is you, it is you!" Sha the Monk clapped his hands, and also said, "It is you, it is you!" The boatman also remarked "It was yours, I congratulate you." The three pilgrims congratulated him, and they quietly crossed over the Could Ferry in safety. Th ...more
Wu Cheng'en, Monkey: The Journey to the West

Lao Tzu
Countless words count less than the silent balance between yin and yang
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

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