Book reviews

This section introduces a selection of major recent publications on contemporary China, which have invited public attention and debate.  

Recent Publications

Naisbitt, John & Doris. China’s Megatrends: The 8 Pillars of a New Society. (2010)



Asia Times

Kuhn, Robert Lawrence. How China’s Leaders Think: the Inside Story of China’s Reform and What This Means for the Future. (2009)



The Washington Times

Hewitt, Duncan. Getting Rich First: Life in a changing China. (2007)


New Zealand Listener

Asian Review of Books

Wei Wang. The China Executive: Marrying Western and Chinese Strengths to Generate Profitability from Your Investment in China. (2006)


Publisher Page (2W China)

Sources: English-language Book Reviews on China-Related Books

The Asia Times features a section where Asia-related books are regularly reviewed. Many of these are China-related books.

Blog run by graduate students from the History department at the University of California, Irvine. Contains books reviews, interviews, and information on China-related media.

Book review blog of China-related books. Author is a Chinese doctoral graduate of MIT living in the US.

The Modern Chinese Literature and Culture Resource Centre website regularly posts academic book reviews of China-related books.

Personal blog by a Chinese academic in Edinburgh with book reviews on China-related books.