As we enter the year of the dog in the Chinese lunar calendar, why not learn more about Chinese heritage and culture, or the Chinese experience in America? Pick from one of these ten audiobooks:
At the height of Maoâ€™s infamous Cultural Revolution, two boys are among hundreds of thousands exiled to the countryside for â€śre-education.â€ť When the two discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation, their re-education takes its most surprising turn.
Listen to an excerpt Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
In 1938 San Francisco, three women from very different backgrounds meet by chance at an exclusive nightclub and become fast friends. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, paranoia and suspicion threaten to destroy their lives, and a shocking act of betrayal changes everything.
Listen to an excerpt China Dolls
This is the memoir of a Chinese-American kid in a could-be-anywhere cul-de-sac blazing his way through Americaâ€™s deviant subcultures. Heâ€™s trying to find himself, ten thousand miles from his legacy, anchored only by his conflicted love for his family and his passion for food.
Listen to an excerpt Fresh off the Boat
When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn, Kimberly quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evening.Â She must constantly translate not just her language, but herself.
Listen to an excerpt Girl in Translation