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Updated: October 14, 2013

Top-20 Photo Books on China /* (Click to buy at

Edward Burtynsky / Ted Fishman / Mark Kingwell / Marc Mayer: Burtynsky - China. 2006 (Steidl)

China's industrial, urban and military landscape. Breathtaking images.

Michael Yamashita / William Lindesay: The Great Wall: From Beginning to End. 2007 (Sterling)

Magnificiant images by Michael Yamashita, an award-winning National Geographic photographer.

Linda Butler: Yangtze Remembered: The River Beneath the Lake. 2004 (Stanford General Books)

A lost world in powerful photographs.

Marco Moretti: China: Kingdom of the Dragon. 2005 (White Star)

Modern skylines, ancient monuments, daring architecture, breathtaking landscapes, human diversity.

Bettina Rheims / Serge Bramly: Shanghai. 2004 (powerHouse Books)

Shanghai's modern women - depicted by famed erotic photographer Rheims. An antithesis to stereotypical images from China.

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