Fiction Set in China

Find some new and old favorites in these novels set in China that range from ancient to modern times. All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.


Bi, Feiyu. The Moon Opera. 2007.

Brackmann, Lisa. Rock Paper Tiger. 2010.

Buck, Pearl. The Three Daughters of Madame Liang. 1969.

Chang, Lan Samantha. Inheritance. 2004.

Chen, Da. Brothers. 2006. Also available: CD 

Cohen, Stuart. Invisible World. 1998.

Dai, Sijie. Once on a Moonless Night. 2009. Also available: Large Type

Epstein, Jennifer Cody. The Painter from Shanghai. 2008.

Fai, Pai Kit. The Concubine’s Daughter. 2009.

Farrell, J. G. The Singapore Grip. 1978.

Fei, Deanna. A Thread of Sky. 2010.

Greenway, Alice. White Ghost Girls. 2006.

Guo, Xiaolu. Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth. 2008.

Jin, Ha. Waiting. 1999. Also available: Large Type, Cassette, eAudiobook

Lee, Janice Y.K. The Piano Teacher. 2008.
Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Li, Yiyun. The Vagrants. 2009. Also available: CD

Lord, Bette Bao. The Middle Heart. 1996.

Ma, Jian. Beijing Coma. 2008.

Mah, Ann. Kitchen Chinese. 2010.

May, Peter. The Firemaker. 1999. (Mystery MAY).

Min, Anchee. Pearl of China. 2010. Also available: CD

See, Lisa. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. 2005.
Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

See, Lisa. Shanghai Girls. 2009. Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Shan, Sa. Empress. 2008.

Shen, Congwen. Border Town. 2009.

Tan, Amy. The Bonesetter’s Daughter. 2001.
Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Tsukiyama, Gail. Women of the Silk. 1991.

Wang, Annie. Lili: A Novel of Tiananmen. 2001.

Wang, Anyi. The Song of Everlasting Sorrow. 2008.

Xu, Xiaobin. Feathered Serpent. 2009.

Yu, Hua. Brothers. 2009. Also available: CD

Zhang, Ailing. Lust, Caution: The Story. 2007.