If you haven't heard the relatively new Sinica podcast at popupchinese.com, you should go check it out. The podcast is hosted by Kaiser Kuo. Each week Kaiser has on a few China hands to talk about a particular topic. So far, they've covered a wide array of issues ranging from Mao to Google to the recent suicides at Foxconn. The level of discourse and quality of these discussions is top-notch.
The podcast they put up this week is about China books. Seeing how much I've been reading China books recently (especially during my lunch breaks), I really enjoyed this discussion.
Here is a list of some of the books they suggested that I wrote down:
Out of Mao's Shadow by Philip P. Pan
Corpsewalker: Real Life Stories: China From the Bottom Up by Yiwu Liao
The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers by Richard McGregor
China: Fragile Superpower by Susan L. Shirk
China's Water Crisis by Jun Ma
Will the Boat Sink the Water?: The Life of China's Peasants by Chen Guidi and Wu Chuntao
China Candid: The People of the People's Republic by Ye Sang, Geremie Randall Barme, and Miriam Lang
Peking Story: The Last Days of Old China by David Kidd and John Lanchester
Mr. China: A Memoir by Tim Clissold
Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics: Entrepreneurship and State by Yasheng Huang
The Mandate of Heaven by Orville Schell and Jim Jorgenson
This is a just a fraction of the titles discussed. Listen to the podcast for more titles and great discussion.
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