Top 10 Must Read Historical China Best Selling Books

10 Best Sellers in Historical China Books You Must Read

Here you will find ten of the best Historical China Novels in the world, based on experience, user review and volume of sales. Having explored, read or at the very least skimmed the books I bring you the best 10 Historical China that are worth your time and energy to read.

The following Historical China books were chosen after much debate, each one offers a value and a insight and one is not necessarily better than the other, however for this article we must choose. Humans have such vast experiences and I hope these 10 books will enhance your world and understanding.

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The Last Kings of Shanghai

Author: Jonathan Kaufman

The Last Kings of Shanghai

Headline: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin Books (June 1, 2021)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 384 pages

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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Author: Jack Weatherford

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Headline: From the story of his rise through the tribal culture to the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed, this brilliant work of revisionist history is nothing less than the epic story of how the modern world was made.

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000FCK206

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Crown (March 22, 2005)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 352 pages

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Wild Swans

Author: Jung Chang

Wild Swans

Headline: Three Daughters of China

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (August 12, 2003)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 538 pages

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Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

Author: Ezra F. Vogel

Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

Headline: No one in the twentieth century had a greater impact on world history than Deng Xiaoping. And no scholar is better qualified than Ezra Vogel to disentangle the contradictions embodied in the life and legacy of China’s boldest strategist—the pragmatic, disciplined force behind China’s radical economic, technological, and social transformation.

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0064EHZY0

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harvard University Press (September 26, 2011)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 926 pages

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Mao

Author: Jung Chang

Headline: The Unknown Story

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Anchor (November 14, 2006)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 801 pages

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Last Boat Out of Shanghai

Author: Helen Zia

Last Boat Out of Shanghai

Headline: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao’s Revolution

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07CR2CMGR

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ballantine Books (January 22, 2019)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 493 pages

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China Marine

Author: E. B. Sledge

China Marine

Headline: From the respected author of one of the best books on World War II combat, comes an equally captivating saga of battle recovery, healing, and homecoming.

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00NJJQQ0M

Publisher ‏ : ‎ University Alabama Press; First edition (June 10, 2014)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 194 pages

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Gang of One

Author: Fan Shen

Gang of One

Headline: Memoirs of a Red Guard (American Lives)

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B003RCL3CM

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bison Books (March 1, 2006)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 282 pages

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The Snakehead

Author: Patrick Radden Keefe

The Snakehead

Headline: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Anchor; 1st edition (July 27, 2010)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 414 pages

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Life and Death in Shanghai

Author: Nien Cheng

Life and Death in Shanghai

Headline: A first-hand account of China’s cultural revolution. Nien Cheng, an anglophile and fluent English-speaker who worked for Shell in Shanghai under Mao, was put under house arrest by Red Guards in 1966 and subsequently jailed.

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004FGMSGO

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Flamingo (August 19, 2010)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 516 pages

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Top 10 Historical China Novels in the World

Hope this list is helpful and look forward to hearing from you about alternate Historical China books that you have enjoyed and other may also. 

How to Choose the Right Historical China Books for You

  • Read what you like and own your choices.
  • Find books in the preview that are paced right for you.
  • Pick the right genre
  • Does the cover art appeal to you? Yes I know what they say but sod that.
  • Ask yourself and the universe what you need right now.
  • Have Fun

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