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Top-50 Books on China

Updated: October 17, 2013

Top-40 Movies and Videos on China /* (Click to buy at

Wild China. (BBC documentary on Blu-ray DVD)

Six hour miniseries. Beautifully filmed. Spectacular scenery.

Farewell My Concubine. (In Mandarin language, English subtitles)

Academy Award-nominated panorama of 20th-century Chinese history packed into old-fashioned melodrama.

Shanghai Ghetto.

A little-known chapter of Holocaust history. Eye-opening documentary.

Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth. (Special Edition on Blu-ray DVD)

Spectacular biographical epic.

Raise the Red Lantern.

An educated woman is sent off to become the newest wife of a feudal nobleman in 1920s China.

National Geographic: China's Lost Girls.

National Geographic documentary on China's "Lost Girls".

From Mao to Mozart - Isaac Stern in China.

Oscar-winning film chronicles Isaac Stern's 1979 visit to China.

China - A Century of Revolution. (3 Disk Set)

Six-hour chronicle of achievement, cruelty and chaos.

World War II - Vol. 3: The Battle of China. 1945

Acclaimed documentary by three OSCAR winners. Made with actual newsreel footage from World War II.

China Rises: Behind the Great Wall.

4 Part Series from the Discovery Channel

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