East Asia

order:
7.8
China

Ma Jian

Is this just a Chinese stream of consciousness or is it an overlooked gem?

6.5
China

Richard Halliburton

Does it make sense to refer to this author as the godfather of travel writing?

4.8
China

Nadine Hudson

Why is it often better for a writer to not put things into perspective?

Alec Ash "Wish Lanterns"
5
China

Alec Ash

Did something go wrong when a book needs an author’s note to explain itself?

Ding Haixiao - "Ten Years Of Hitchhiking"
4.5
China

Ding Haixiao

What happens to a story when the writer gets caught up in old books and theories?

Huang Nubo - "Herr Huang in Deutschland"
3.3
China

Huang Nubo

Does this book only exist because the author is fabulously rich?

Stephen Spender's "China Diary"
4.3
China

Stephen Spender

Is this a coffee table book or a regular travelogue, and is it worth a read?

Evan Osnos' "Age Of Ambition"
6
China

Evan Osnos

If some of the superlatives and comparisons used in this book are lame, why is it still so good?

Rob Lilwall's "Walking Home From Mongolia"
5
China

Rob Lilwall

How could a book about an adventure like this turn out to be so boring?

Mitch Moxley's "Apologies To My Censor"
4.3
China

Mitch Moxley

Does the expat experience really keep people from growing old?

Erwin Wickert's "China Seen From Within"
4.3
China

Erwin Wickert

Could this book have been better if the writer wasn’t a diplomat?

Xiao Peng's "Ten Years Of Backpacking"
4
Austria

Xiaopeng

If this book isn’t badly written, then why is it still bad?

Stuart Stevens' "Night Train to Turkistan"
4
China

Stuart Stevens

Does this book do anything right except expose someone’s attitude toward China?