For a country with such a long history and rich culture, literature of China is possibly ignored by the rest of the world. However, there are many treasures to be found for those seeking China and focused jewels literary, if you want to learn more about Chinese culture and Eastern philosophy, or need a solution fiction, either a long classical tradition or mind -flexión science fiction. China-based literature, here I bring six incredible books provide an introduction to the fascinating world of Chinese and.

1. Red Sorghum by Mo Yan

The most famous work of the winner of the Nobel Prize

was a turning point for Chinese literature when Mo Yan became the first Chinese writer to win the Nobel prize for literature in 2012 when he will be presented the award, he said the Swedish Academy Yan creates work that "with tales hallucinatory realism merges popular and contemporary history" .

at its best, the magical realism of Yan sits alongside the likes of Salman Rushdie, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Gunter Grass. Red Sorghum, his first and most famous, is the perfect starting point for any reader back to Chinese literature.

revolves around three generations of a family history in Shandong Province. Stretching 1923-1976, the narrator tells the story of his family, first distillery owners making sorghum wine, and then as members of the resistance during the Second Sino-Japanese War, and finally through the Cultural Revolution . Yan is different blend of magical realism and history that makes Red Sorghum as essential reading.

If you like this, you should also try life and death are using Me Out 2. Factory Girls by Leslie Chang

A revealing look at the life of migrant workers

China has changed more in the last 30 years than any other country in modern history. The impact it has had on society is a rich source for nonfiction writing, and no shortage of books on the subject. If you only read one, however, is that factory girls by Leslie Chang.

China is home to more than 100 million migrant workers who travel from small rural towns to huge cities to earn a living. However, little is known about his life from day to day until three years Chang spent two young women working in Dongguan. With Factory Girls, get a close and personal look rare in the human face of the rise of China's manufacturing of the 2000s

If you like this, you should also try to Wild Swans 3 . the body Three problem Cixin Liu

Hugo Award-winning hard science fiction

When the body problem Three won the Hugo Award in 2015, Cixin Liu became the first Asian writer to win the prestigious science fiction prize. But there is no indication of tokenism on the nature of victory. This is hard science fiction in its original form and reflection.

The first of the three books, the three body problem revolves around the discovery of extraterrestrial life on Earth. The main characters are Ye Wenjie, an astrophysicist who makes first contact with aliens, and Wang Miao, a professor of nanotechnology is pulled into a virtual reality game called the problem of the body of three. As tempting as it is to reveal more, it is better to find out how the story unfolds itself.

Sincerely, Liu is less interested in the characters and prose. Here, it is ideas that take center stage. While some readers might find this unpleasant, who stick with it they will be rewarded. Liu has crammed more new ideas in his trilogy whole science fiction genre has made in years. You go with an open mind and be prepared to lose your head.

If you like this, you should also try the darkness of the woods, and End of Death 4. City of the Rio de Peter Hessler

Experience of an American living in Sichuan in 90

Many foreign writers have addressed the experience of China in recent years, but few have done quite as eloquently as Peter Hessler. For many, the writer of The New Yorker is the definitive voice of foreign literature on the Middle Kingdom. The most famous of his works is River City.

The book deals with time teaching Hessler in Fuling, Sichuan, on a mission of the Peace Corps in 1996. While the small city near the Yangtze River, is known for its way of life rural, Hessler is at the edge of reform and cultural awakening. Hessler writes in detail about their relationships with their students and colleagues, their interactions with government officials and his explorations of the city and its surroundings.

Although it is now over 25 years since Hessler wrote about Fuling City river still serves as an excellent book entry for foreign newcomers or those planning a move to China. If you are in any of these fields, you could give some perspective on the understanding and the country and its people. It could also help avoid some of Hessler faux pas rookie!

If you like this, you should also try Oracle Bones 5. Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin

One of the four classic novels of Chinese

Known in China as Da Mingzhu, there are four famous classic novels and revered of Chinese literature. The works include Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong, the edge of the water by Shi Nai'an and travel to the West Wu Cheng'en. While all worth exploring worth, I recommend especially the most recent of the classics, Dream of the Red Chamber, which was written by Cao Xueqin in the 18th century

Dream of the Red Chamber is believed to be at least semi-autobiographical, reflecting the increase and decrease in the author's own family and Qing dynasty. Cao's masterpiece is notable not only for its huge cast of characters, but also for his portrayal of life and society in the 18th century China.

Not for the fainthearted readers, this is an epic took in every way. In the last impression Penguin Classics divided into five books with a total of 2,500 pages.

If you like this, you should also try to Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Journey to the West 6. The Art of War by Sun Tzu

A former military text that still resonates today

Perhaps the best known book on this list, The Art of War has had a lasting impact on the West either in political, business, or rappers. However, while the name of The Art of War is known for many, surprisingly few have read the text military iconic Sun Tzu.

Sun Tzu, a military strategist at the Zhou period of ancient China Eastern, wrote The Art of War in the fifth century BC. However, his writings on alliances, war alternatives, delaying tactics and the use of deception are being studied 2,500 years later. On pages 60 and simply peak, long time is needed to get through the art of war. Just do not take it too seriously ...

If you like this, you should also try the Analects of Confucius

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