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China Daily | Updated: 2010-12-31 08:15

China Daily recommends:

Confucius From the Heart: Ancient Wisdom for Today's World

By Yu Dan

The multilingual versions of the best-selling book promoted by British book agent Toby Eady are considered to be among the most successful Chinese books in the global market. The star-like author shares simple-to-understand wisdom for daily life.

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The China Model: A Dialogue Between East and West

By John Naisbitt, Doris Naisbitt, Zhao Qizheng

The book records discussions between the former Chinese minister of the State Council Information Office and the futurist Naisbitts, who authored China's Megatrends. Focusing on heated topics in various areas, it unveils China myths.

China Daily recommends:

Pearl of China

By Anchee Min

Burying the Bones

By Hillary Spurling

Pearl S. Buck's biographer Hillary Spurling believes Buck changed the way many Westerners saw China and foresaw as early as 1925 that China would emerge once more as a superpower. Anchee Min's new book is a fictionalized work about the Nobel prize-winning American author's life.

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Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory

By Peter Hessler

The third book on China from Hessler presents the American journalist's observations on the country over 15 years, his experience of China's transformation, traveling on the highways, with his characteristic humor and insights.

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Symbols of China

By Feng Jicai

Like the six-volume Chinese-language version, the book is well designed and has carefully chosen pictures. The English version tells Chinese stories through vivid narration and the introduction of Chinese symbols and totems.

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Myself and China

By Ross Terrill

An Australia-born China specialist and influential biographer of Mao Zedong, gives a panoramic view of both the powerful and grassroots Chinese he has encountered, with objective, critical analyses of the international situation.

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International Situation and Security Strategy

By Xiong Guangkai

General Xiong's book provides a military angle to examine the current state of international affairs and their prospects based on the requirements of China's diplomacy in the new era, with his 50 years of experience working in the Chinese Army.

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Grenzueberschreitung - 35 Jahre in China (Crossing the Border)

By Uwe Kraeuter

(Chinese version)

Kraeuter describes himself as being "probably the European who has lived in China continuously for the longest time" - 36 years - and has witnessed many momentous events and dramatic reversals of a country in flux. He makes an attempt to brush away the cobwebs off clichd ideas and prejudices held against China.

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Girl in Translation

By Jean Kwok

Jean Kwok, emigrated from Hong Kong to the United States and took 10 years to finish her debut novel. The book gives both sides of the American Dream.

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101 Silly Stories from Cheerful China

The book is an illustrated collection of Hotpot stories from China Daily's Life pages, offering keen and interesting observations of living in China, based on Chinese and expats' everyday experiences.

(China Daily 12/31/2010 page19)

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