Goro's List of (Mostly) Recent Works on China
Introduction Hey, it’s Goro here. I decided to compile a list of all the English translations of Chinese literature that I found on the Internet for Bay Area415. I originally did this for him and gave him everything I had, at least at the time that I gave him the heads-up on these books, but I d...

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Goro’s List of (Mostly) Recent Works on China


Hey, it’s Goro here. I decided to compile a list of all the English translations of Chinese literature that I found on the Internet for Bay Area415. I originally did this for him and gave him everything I had, at least at the time that I gave him the heads-up on these books, but I decided to also compile this list and put everything in one place after someone said that he’d like to see the books that I found. Now, to be clear: not everything here is an English translation and there are some things that I just threw together that had to do with China.

In addition: I haven’t read any of these. And from what I can tell: the views expressed in these tomes are of various views on China. Sometimes there are criticisms in the book descriptions. Sometimes there aren’t. Sometimes there are policy suggestions by Chinese professors and political officials. I guarantee that most of the non-Chinese people that wrote their own books have some sort of bias against China as a whole, or at least, that’s what I think. I included them here nonetheless because it seemed that they had valuable information to share.

So far, I’ve only started reading A New Study on the Judicial Administrative System with Chinese Characteristics but only just started. In addition, I’ve been recommended much of Zhang Yibing’s work, such as Back to Marx. Andre Vitchek’s work is also supposed to be good. Other than that, I got no other suggestions. This is pretty much uncharted territory… and part of the point is to chart that territory, to gather the information that we can from these books, despite the (literal) cost of them. I myself tried to get the 3-volume set An Ideological History of the Communist Party of China, but had to refund it on second thought because, aside from being lost in transit, the cost was just too steep.

Also, I’m hoping to post this on Twitter and other social media. If you’re reading this, please Retweet. I don’t care what happens with these works, whether people convert them into PDFs or not, but I do care that this information gets out there, or at least this list of books that I spent hours trying to find (and let me tell you: it took quite a while). I’m also hoping that figures like Daniel Dumbrill decide to at least Retweet and maybe mention this list in a video or something, but either way, it’s fine. I just hope that people spread this around as it’s meant to be spread around.

For the record, I’m a Marxist-Leninist but I went looking for these books not only with a Marxist perspective in mind, but also with a non-Marxist one as well. That is, I wanted to get all facets of China down as much as possible, such as:






Internal Debates

Criticisms and Praises



Thus, that would explain the variety of what I found here. However, if you wish to contact me and tell me what to add on to this list, you can find me on Discord through Makan#7791, though I usually go by the name GoroTheHappyWarrior. You can also see me on Twitter through the account with the current name Muhacir, or @Muhacir2020.

Lastly, for those that don’t know, I also work on the ProleWiki project, which you can find here:


It’s basically a “Wikipedia” like site, but for Marxists. If you’re a Marxist-Leninist and wish to help, please do so by creating an account on ProleWiki and joining our Telegram group. We also need help with translations into French, Portuguese, and Spanish. But really, if you can help out, that would be much appreciated. We also hang out on Lemmygrad, which you can find here:


Really, spread this list to everyone as much as possible, even people that are knowledgeable on this subject, such as Ian Goodrum on Twitter (@isgoodrum) or Daniel Dumbrill (@DanielDumbrill), as they may find this of interest. You can also find Bay Area on Twitter through the handle @bayareas415.

Lastly, again, this is all so we can sift through all this info on China. Some of these have criticisms and some of them have praise. I’d say at least half of them have criticisms and policy suggestions for the CPC, even some of the books published by the CPC themselves. So let’s sift through it all. I myself will buy a couple to help with the ProleWiki project and maybe talk about them online through YouTube, Reddit, Twitter, etc. Anyways, have fun with this list as I worked on it for several hours.

Solidarity, comrades, and good luck to you and yours.

The list is in the reply due to the length limit for Lemmy comments


  1. Divided by Race, Language, and Education: 200 years of Defiance and Deference under Colonial Rule by Zhixiong Zhang (Author)

  2. Thirty Great Inventions of China: From Millet Agriculture to Artemisinin by Jueming Hua (Editor), Lisheng Feng (Editor)

  3. China’s Transition on Climate Change Communication and Governance: From Zero to Hero (Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path) by Binbin Wang (Author)

  4. China’s Path to Development: Against Neoliberalism (SpringerBriefs in Political Science) by Ali Kadri (Author)

  5. Constitutional Development in China, 1982-2012 (Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path) by Lin Li (Editor), Jihong Mo (Editor), Guoqiang Zhai (Editor)

  6. Research Ethics in Second Language Education: Universal Principles, Local Practices by Roger Barnard (Editor), Yi Wang (Editor)

  7. Institutional Logics and Practice of the Evolution of Urban–Rural Relationships (Social Development Experiences in China) by Xiaoye Zhe (Author), Yun Ai (Author), Huimin Jiang (Translator)

  8. Eco and Low-Carbon New Towns in China: Sustainability Transformation in the Making (Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City) by Yang Fu (Author), Xiaoling Zhang (Author)

  9. The Complexity of Rural Migration in China: The Story of a Migrant Village (China Perspectives) by Xiong Fengshui (Author)

  10. Public Health and the Modernization of China, 1865-2015 (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia) by Liping Bu (Author)

  11. Red Creative: Culture and Modernity in China by Justin O’Connor (Author), Xin Gu (Author)

  12. A Concise Reader on China’s Core Socialist Values by Mucai Dai (Author)

  13. Returning to Scientific Practice: A New Reflection on Philosophy of Science (China Perspectives) by Xu Zhu (Author), Wu Tong (Author)

  14. Classroom Culture in China: Collective Individualism Learning Model (Perspectives on Rethinking and Reforming Education) by Xudong Zhu (Author), Jian Li (Author)

  15. Advanced Data Mining and Applications: 16th International Conference, ADMA 2020, Foshan, China, November 12–15, 2020, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 12447) by Xiaochun Yang (Editor), Chang-Dong Wang (Editor), Md. Saiful Islam (Editor), Zheng Zhang (Editor)

  16. Machine Translation: 16th China Conference, CCMT 2020, Hohhot, China, October 10-12, 2020, Revised Selected Papers (Communications in Computer and Information Science, 1328) by Junhui Li (Editor), Andy Way (Editor)

  17. 2019 Press Conference Records of Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the People’s Republic of China by Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China (Author)

  18. Chinese Contemporary Art since 1989 (ESSAI SOMOGY) by Lü Peng (Author)

  19. A History of Contemporary Chinese Art: 1949 to Present (Chinese Contemporary Art Series) by Yan Zhou (Author)

  20. Contemporary Chinese Art by Wu Hung (Author)

  21. Empire of Horses: The First Nomadic Civilization and the Making of China by John Man (Author)

  22. 2018 Press Conference Records of Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the People’s Republic of China by Ministry of Ecology and Environment (Author)

  23. Comprehensive Global Competence for World-Class Universities in China: Context, Concept, Model and Evaluation (Perspectives on Rethinking and Reforming Education) by Jian Li (Author)

  24. Social Mentality in Contemporary China (Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path) by Yiyin Yang (Editor)

25. Post-Western Sociology - From China to Europe (China Policy Series) by Laurence Roulleau-Berger (Editor), Li Peilin (Editor)

  1. Image and Graphics Technologies and Applications: 15th Chinese Conference, IGTA 2020, Beijing, China, September 19, 2020, Revised Selected Papers … in Computer and Information Science, 1314) by Yongtian Wang (Editor), Xueming Li (Editor), Yuxin Peng (Editor)

  2. Understanding China’s School Leadership: Interpreting the Terminology by Daming Feng (Author)

  3. A Communist in the Family: Searching for Rewi Alley by Elspeth Sandys (Author)

  4. Deciphering China’s Microchip Industry by Fang Chen (Author), Ruifeng Dong (Author)

Continued in reply

  1. The Objectionable Li Zhi: Fiction, Criticism, and Dissent in Late Ming China by Rivi Handler-Spitz (Editor), Pauline C. Lee (Editor), Haun Saussy (Editor), Haiyang Li (Contributor)

  2. Shortening the Distance between Government and Public in China I: A Theoretical Approach (China Perspectives) by Liu Xiaoyan (Author)

  3. African Transnational Mobility in China: Africans on the Move (Routledge African Studies) by Roberto Castillo (Author)

  4. Beijing Film Academy Yearbook 2018 by Hiu Man Chan (Creator), The Journal of Beijing Film Academy (Editor)

  5. Reform, Opening-up and China’s Changing Role in Global Governance by Yuyan Zhang (Author)

  6. Automatic Control, Mechatronics and Industrial Engineering: Proceedings of the International Conference on Automatic Control, Mechatronics and … 2018), October 29-31, 2018, Suzhou, China by Yigang He (Editor), Xue Qing (Editor)

  7. Automatic Control, Mechatronics and Industrial Engineering: Proceedings of the International Conference on Automatic Control, Mechatronics and Industrial … 2018), October 29-31, 2018, Suzhou, China by Yigang He (Editor), Xue Qing (Editor)

  8. Industrial Development in Modern China: A Quantitative Analysis (China Perspectives) by Guan Quan (Author)

  9. Industrial Development in Modern China: Comparisons with Japan (China Perspectives) by Guan Quan (Author)

  10. Hiking in China: The Joys of Exploring the Middle Kingdom on Foot by Mable-Ann Chang (Author)

  11. GMO China: How Global Debates Transformed China’s Agricultural Biotechnology Policies (Contemporary Asia in the World) by Cong Cao (Author)

  12. Biotechnology in China by Rolf Schmid (Author), Xin Xiong (Author)

  13. A Study of Jewish Refugees in China (1933–1945): History, Theories and the Chinese Pattern by Guang Pan (Author)

  14. Explorations in Social Systems Engineering: The Life of an Intellectual in China (1925 to the Present) by Huijiong Wang (Author)

  15. Empire of Silver: A New Monetary History of China by Jin Xu (Author), Stacy Mosher (Translator)

  16. 2050 China: Becoming a Great Modern Socialist Country (Understanding Xi Jinping’s Governance)by Angang Hu (Author), Yilong Yan (Author), Xiao Tang (Author), Shenglong Liu (Author)

  17. A Comprehensive Study of Tang Poetry (China Perspectives) by Lin Geng (Author)

  18. A Comprehensive Study of Tang Poetry II (China Perspectives) by Lin Geng (Author)

  19. The Crisis of Distribution: Theoretical Analysis from Economic Law (China Perspectives) by Shouwen Zhang (Author)

  20. Distributive Institutions: The View of Economic Law (China Perspectives) by Shouwen Zhang (Author)

Continued in reply

50. Philosophy of Science: An Introduction to the Central Issues (China Perspectives) by Wang Wei (Author)

  1. The 1937 – 1938 Nanjing Atrocities by Suping Lu (Author)

  2. Making Sense of Health, Disease, and the Environment in Cross-Cultural History: The Arabic-Islamic World, China, Europe, and North America (Boston … the Philosophy and History of Science (333)) by Florence Bretelle-Establet (Editor), Marie Gaille (Editor), Mehrnaz Katouzian-Safadi (Editor)

  3. Sustainable Energy and Green Finance for a Low-carbon Economy: Perspectives from the Greater Bay Area of China (Green Energy and Technology) by Jingyan Fu (Editor), Artie W. Ng (Editor)

  4. Green Transformation and Development (The Great Transformation of China) by Shuzhong Gu (Author), Meie Xie (Author), Xinhua Zhang (Author)

  5. Rulers and Ruled in Ancient Greece, Rome, and China by Hans Beck (Editor), Griet Vankeerberghen (Editor)

  6. Innovative Approaches in Teaching English Writing to Chinese Speakers (Trends in Applied Linguistics Tal) by Barry Lee Reynolds (Author), Mark Feng Teng (Author)

  7. Multimodal Approaches to Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting (Routledge Advances in Translation and Interpreting Studies) by Meifang Zhang (Editor), Dezheng (William) Feng (Editor)

  8. The Role of Henri Borel in Chinese Translation History (Routledge Studies in Chinese Translation) by Audrey Heijns (Author)

  9. Reshaping the Economic Cooperation Pattern of the Belt and Road Initiative by Jinping Zhao (Author)

  10. A Historical Study of Early Modern Chinese Fictions (1890-1920) by Pingyuan Chen (Author)

  11. Found in Translation: New People in Twentieth-Century Chinese Science Fiction (Asia Shorts) by Jing Jiang (Author)

  12. Contemporary Studies on Modern Chinese History (China Perspectives) by Zeng Yeying (Editor)

  13. Fiction and Philosophy in the Zhuangzi: An Introduction to Early Chinese Taoist Thought by Romain Graziani (Author)

  14. Proceedings of the 1st Indo-China Research Series in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 123) by Ankit Garg (Editor), C. H. Solanki (Editor), Chandra Bogireddy (Editor), Junwei Liu (Editor)

  15. Electromechanical Control Technology and Transportation: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Electromechanical Control Technology and … 2017), January 14-15, 2017, Zhuhai, China by Xiaoling Jia (Editor), Feng Wu (Editor)

  16. Electronic Engineering and Information Science: Proceedings of the International Conference of Electronic Engineering and Information Science 2015 (ICEEIS 2015), January 17-18, 2015, Harbin, China by Dongxing Wang (Editor)

  17. Coevolutionary Pragmatism: Approaches and Impacts of China-Africa Economic Cooperation by Xiaoyang Tang (Author)

  18. Artificial Intelligence in China: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in China (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, 653) by Qilian Liang (Editor), Wei Wang (Editor), Jiasong Mu (Editor), Xin Liu (Editor), Zhenyu Na (Editor), Xiantao Cai (Editor)

  19. The Internationalization of China’s Economy by Jiangsheng Chen (Author)

Continued in reply

  1. Social and Political Activism in China: How Citizen Activists are Silently Shaping China’s Democracy (China Policy Series) by Andreas Fulda (Author)

  2. Modern China: Society, Culture and Literature by Geeta Kochhar (Editor)

  3. Reporting China in Africa: Media Discourses on Shifting Geopolitics by Herman Wasserman (Editor)

  4. A History of the Chinese Language by Hongyuan Dong (Author)

  5. Selected Cases from the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China: Volume 2 (Library of Selected Cases from the Chinese Court) by China Institute of Applied Jurisprudence (Editor)

75. Turkey and China: Political, Economic, and Strategic Aspects of the Relationship by Selçuk Çolakoğlu (Author)

  1. China’s Environmental Foreign Relations (China Policy Series) by Heidi Wang-Kaeding (Author)

  2. One Belt, One Road, One Story?: Towards an EU-China Strategic Narrative (Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics) by Alister Miskimmon (Editor), Ben O’Loughlin (Editor), Jinghan Zeng (Editor)

  3. A History of China’s Financial Thought by Sui Yao (Author), Yong Wang (Editor), Zhongxiu Wu (Editor)

  4. ASEAN China Cooperation for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Energy Development (Asian Regional Cooperation Studies) by Yue Yang (Author, Editor), Fujian Li (Editor)

  5. A Study of Academic English Genre (China Perspectives) by Xiuyun Lei (Author)

  6. The International Political Economy of China’s Exchange Rate Policy Making by Zhaohui Wang (Author)

  7. Beyond Rigidity: China’s Non-intervention Policy in the Post-Cold War Period by Mu Ren (Author)

  8. China’s e-Science Blue Book 2020by Chinese Academy of Sciences (Editor), Cyberspace Administration of China (Editor), Ministry of Education of the PRC (Editor), Ministry of Science and Technology of the PRC (Editor), China Association for Science and Technology (Editor), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Editor), National Natural Science Foundation of China (Editor), Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (Editor)

  9. The Political Economy of Hydropower in Southwest China and Beyond (International Political Economy Series) by Jean-François Rousseau (Editor), Sabrina Habich-Sobiegalla (Editor)

  10. The Legend of China: The History of Pudong Development by Guoping Xie (Author), Li Zhang (Translator)

  11. Huawei Goes Global: Volume I: Made in China for the World (Palgrave Studies of Internationalization in Emerging Markets)by Wenxian Zhang (Editor), Ilan Alon (Editor), Christoph Lattemann (Editor)

  12. China Reconnects: Joining a Deep-rooted Past to a New World Order by Gungwu Wang (Author)

  13. Redefining A Philosophy for World Governance (Key Concepts in Chinese Thought and Culture) by Tingyang Zhao (Author), Liqing Tao (Translator)

  14. The Eurasian Core and Its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World by Ooi Kee Beng (Author)

Continued in reply

  1. Knowledge Socialism: The Rise of Peer Production: Collegiality, Collaboration, and Collective Intelligence (East-West Dialogues in Educational Philosophy and Theory) by Michael A. Peters (Editor), Tina Besley (Editor), Petar Jandrić (Editor), Xudong Zhu (Editor)

  2. A Review on Marxist and Left Debates by Zeng Zhisheng (Author, Editor)

  3. The Marxist Theory of Party Building: Classics, Innovations and the Communist Party of China by Wu Meihua (Author)

  4. The New Stage of Capitalism: A Marxist Update on Its Revolution by Zhang Tongyu (Author), Ding Weinin (Author)

  5. Mao and the Sino–Soviet Partnership, 1945–1959: A New History (The Harvard Cold War Studies Book Series) by Zhihua Shen (Author), Yafeng Xia (Author)

  6. A Misunderstood Friendship: Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, and Sino-North Korean Relations, 1949-1976: Revised Editionby Zhihua Shen (Author), Yafeng Xia (Author)

  7. Mao and the Sino-Soviet Split, 1959–1973: A New History (The Harvard Cold War Studies Book Series) by Danhui Li (Author), Yafeng Xia (Author)

  8. Mao, Stalin and the Korean War (Cold War History (Routledge)) by Shen Zhihua (Author)

  9. The Politics of Chinese Communism: Kiangsi under the Soviets (Center for Chinese Studies, Publications) by Ilpyong J. Kim (Author)

  10. Battling Western Imperialism by Michael M. Sheng (Author)

100. The “Roads” and “Belts” of Eurasia by Alexander Lukin (Editor)

  1. Capitalism on a Ventilator: The Impact of COVID-19 in China & the U.S. by Lee Siu Hin (Author), Sara Flounders (Author), Carlos Martinez (Author), Monica Moorehead (Author), Kevin Zeese (Author), Ajamu Baraka (Author), Deirdre Griswold (Author), Mumia Abu Jamal (Author), Vijay Prashad (Author), Margaret Kimberley (Author)

  2. Up and Out of Poverty by Xi Jinping (Author)

  3. On Building A Human Community With A Shared Future by Xi Jinping (Author)


  5. The Belt and Road Initiative by Xi Jinping (Author)

  6. Althusser Revisited. Problematic, Symptomatic Reading, ISA and History of Marxism: A Textological Reading by Yibing Zhang (Author), Kizilcec Cem (Editor), Liu Yang (Translator)

  7. A Deep Plough: Unscrambling Major Post-Marxist Texts. from Adorno to Zizek by Zhang Yibing (Author)

  8. A Marxist Reading of Young Baudrillard: Throughout His Ordered Masks by Yibing Zhang (Author), Cem Kizilcec (Editor), Huiming He (Translator)

  9. China’s socialist economy (China knowledge series) by Muqiao Xue (Author)

Continued in reply

  1. The Road to China’s Socialist Market Economy by 徐桂华 (Author), Xu Guihua (Editor)

  2. China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Connecting Countries Saving Millions of Lives by Andre Vltchek (Author)

  3. The Belt & Road Initiative in the Global Arena: Chinese and European Perspectives by Yu Cheng (Editor), Lilei Song (Editor), Lihe Huang (Editor)

  4. China and Ecological Civilization: John B. Cobb, Jr. in conversation with Andre Vltchek by Andre Vltchek (Author), John B. Cobb Jr. (Author)

  5. Basics of the Theoretical System of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics by Zhihong Xu (Author), Xuan Qin (Author)

  6. A Cultural History of Modern Science in China (New Histories of Science, Technology, And Medicine) by Benjamin A. Elman (Author)

  7. Marxism and Socialism with Chinese Characteristics by Jin Huiming (Author)

  8. When China Rules The World: The Rise Of The Middle Kingdom And The End Of The Western World by Martin Jacques (Author)

  9. China’s Political System by Sebastian Heilmann (Editor)

  10. Xi Jinping: The Governance of China Volume 1 by Xi Jinping (Author)

  11. Xi Jinping: The Governance of China Volume 2 by Xi Jinping (Author)

  12. Xi Jinping: The Governance of China Volume Three by Xi Jinping (Author)

  13. Secure a Decisive Victory in Building a Moderately Prosperous Society in All Respects and Strive for the Great Success of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era by Xi Jinping (Author)

  14. Xi Jingping Important Speeches on The 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China by Xi Jinping (Author)

  15. The Qing Empire and the Opium War: The Collapse of the Heavenly Dynasty (The Cambridge China Library) by Haijian Mao (Author), Joseph Lawson (Translator), Craig Smith (Translator), Peter Lavelle (Translator), Julia Lovell (Introduction)

125. The Source of China’s Confidence:How to Understand Socialism with Chinese Characteristics by Xu Bin (Author)

  1. Theory of Building Socialism with Chinese Characteristics: A Chronology by Party Literature Research Center of the CPC Central Committee (Author)

  2. On the Origin of the Theory of Building Socialism with Chinese Characteristics by Yuan Bingda (Author)

  3. Economic Complexity and Equilibrium Illusion: Essays on market instability and macro vitality (Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy) by Ping Chen (Editor)

  4. Proceedings of 2014 International Conference on Material Engineering and Environment Science: Selected, Peer Reviewed Papers from the 2014 … China (Applied Mechanics and Materials) by Ping Chen (Editor)

  5. Material Science and Engineering: Proceedings of the 3rd Annual 2015 International Conference on Material Science and Engineering (ICMSE2015, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, 15-17 May 2015) by Ping Chen (Editor)

  6. Marxism and the Chinese Experience: Issues in Contemporary Chinese Socialism: Issues in Contemporary Chinese Socialism (Studies of the East Asian Institute (M. E. Sharpe)) by Arif Dirlik (Author), Maurice Meisner (Author)

  7. Study on the Auditing Theory of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics (Wiley Corporate F&A) by Jiayi Liu (Author)

  8. Selected works of Liu Shaoqi : Volume 1 by Liu Shaoqi (Author)

  9. Selected Works of Liu Shaoqi Volume II by Liu Shaoqi (Author)

  10. The Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping, Vol. 1 - 3 (Website)

  11. An Ideological History of the Communist Party of China: Three-Volume Set by Qian Zheng (Author)

  12. A New Study on the Judicial Administrative System with Chinese Characteristics by Yong’an Ren (Author), Xianyang Lu (Author)

  13. Back to Marx: The Context of the Philosophical Discourse of Economics by Zhang Yibing (Author)


Field Marshal

Thanks Goro!


No prob! Make sure to Retweet on Twitter if you can so more people see it.

Field Marshal

Sure, send me your twitter handle




Took several hours to find these books and several hours to compile this list. Hope you all find it useful.

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