Time Out Shanghai
present the ultimate guide to the best Chinese books from the last century. Discover the top 20 Chinese fiction books
and 20 non-fiction China books
since 1900, as voted for by 25 of China’s top literary experts including Jo Lusby, Director of Penguin Asia, Newsweek
's Duncan Hewitt and translator Shelly Bryant.
Read through all the judges' shortlists
to see the full lists of what each expert voted for and why each book means so much to them.
Find out more about the rich history of China’s authors in Shanghai in our guide to the city’s literary landmarks and where to find them including Eileen Chang's Jingan home and Lu Xun's former residence in Hongkou. Also discover Shanghai’s best bookshops to curl up with a good book.