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The following are some interesting and first-rate books on present-day China,
Chinese culture, and literature. For language-related books, please see
the annotated Further Reading List in HyperChina.
China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power.
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn. Random House, 1994.
China Pop: How Soap Operas, Tabloids, and Bestsellers Are
Transforming a Culture. Jianying Zha. The New Press, 1995.
An Anthology of Chinese Literature: Beginnings to 1911.
Translated and edited by Stephen Owen. Norton, 1996.
Chairman Mao Would Not Be Amused: Fiction from Today's China.
Translated and edited by Howard Goldblatt. Grove, 1994.
Contemporary Chinese Literature : An Anthology of Post-Mao Fiction and
Poetry. Edited by Michael S. Duke. 1985.