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Recommended Travel Guides for China

Updated: October 14, 2013

Top-30 Travel Guides /* (Click to buy at

Lonely Planet: China. 13th Ed. 2013 (Shawn Low / Damian Harper)

Good for accomodation. Needs updates.

Stone Bridge Press: China Survival Guide. 2008 (Herzberg, Larry and Qin)

Humorous guide to avoid travel mishaps in China.

Rough Guides: History of China. 2002 (Justin Wintle)

Lonely Planet: Best of Shanghai. 3rd Ed. 2006 (Damian Harper)

Guide and map.

National Geographic Traveler: Hong Kong. 2nd Ed. 2006 (Phil Mac Donald)

Lonely Planet: Best of Beijing. 2nd Ed. 2006 (Elis Quinn)

Guide and map.

Fodor's: China. 4th Ed. 2005 (David Allan)

Trim size. Very good.

Alain Charles: China Business Handbook. 8th Ed. 2005 (David Lammie)

Business opportunities. Outdated.

Rough Guides: Hong Kong & Macau. 6th Ed. 2006 (Jules Brown)

Lonely Planet: Hong Kong & Macau. 12th Ed. 2006 (Steve Vallon)

Packed with details.

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