10 Essential Books on Chinese Culture

By That's, November 1, 2018

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From Chinese characters to local cuisine, here are 10 must-have English-language books to help you better understand Middle Kingdom culture.

10 Essential Books on Chinese Culture

1. Chinese Culture: Philosophy

10 Essential Books on Chinese Culture

2. Chinese Culture: Medicine

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3. Chinese Culture: Literature

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4. Chinese Culture: Foods

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5. Chinese Culture: Festivals

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6. Chinese Culture: Crafts

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7. Chinese Culture: Clothing

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8. Chinese Culture: Characters

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9. Chinese Culture: Art

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10. Chinese Culture: Architecture

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10 Essential Books on Chinese Culture

Want all ten books? You can order the whole set here.

Plus, we’ve got not one, but two special gifts for our readers! From March 1 to 31, we are giving away a free set of postcards (20 pcs/set) for book purchases over RMB199. Together there are four sets of gorgeous postcards for you to choose from. Just leave a message upon checkout to specify the theme you want. There are four themes in total:

  • The Story of the Forbidden City

  • Tibet, Time Paradise

  • Memory of Chengdu in Photos

  • Memory of Old Beijing's Hutongs

Book Review: Chinese Classic 'The Dream of the Red Chamber'

Book Review: Chinese Classic 'The Dream of the Red Chamber'

It gets better! Spend over RMB299 and you'll receive a free beautifully designed 'ancient' notebook. These notebooks feature a selection of poems and lyrics from the Tang and Song Dynasties, translated by the legendary Xu Yuanchong. The bilingual Chinese and English poems are printed alongside classic Chinese paintings, and there's plenty of space in the blank margins  for you to take notes and record your personal thoughts.

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There are two notebook editions to choose from:

  • "To See Within One Day All Flowers on the Trees"

  • "Time and Tide Will Not Wait For a Man Forlorn"

Leave a message upon checkout to specify which edition you want. 

March Poster Deal

Click here to see more books from China Intercontinental Press.


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