My short story, ‘The Pavilion of Enlightenment’, set in a Qing Dynasty library with that name, has been shortlisted in the Historical Writers Association 2020 competition. So to mark the occasion, I have put together a small ‘library’ of my own: suggested Chinese historical books to dip into. I particularly included books about Chinese women’s lives, including a short excerpt from a Han Dynasty biography. If you’re interested in books set in China’s past, start with this:
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