Sunday, August 19, 2007

OpinionJournal - Five Best

OpinionJournal - Five Best: "Looking East Reliable guides to China and its history. BY OLIVER AUGUST Saturday, August 18, 2007 12:01 a.m. EDT

1. 'The Bridegroom' by Ha Jin (Pantheon, 2000).
2. "Please Don't Call Me Human" by Wang Shuo (Hyperion, 2000).
3. "Hermit of Peking" by Hugh Trevor-Roper (Knopf, 1977).

4. "God's Chinese Son" by Jonathan Spence (Norton, 1996).

5. "River Town" by Peter Hessler (HarperCollins, 2001)."

Mr. August is the author of "Inside the Red Mansion: On the Trail of China's Most Wanted Man," just published by Houghton Mifflin.

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