Recommend any of the books on Donald Trump's "20 Best China Books" reading list?

"I've read hundreds of books about China over the decades," Donald Trump said in a recent interview with Xinhua, the official press agency of the People's Republic of China. "I know the Chinese. I've made a lot of money with the Chinese. I understand the Chinese mind."

When later asked if he would care to list some of his favorite books about China, the billionaire mogul, an author himself of numerous books, proceeded to recite by memory his top twenty.

Here they are in the order in which they were named:

1. The Party by Richard McGregor
2. On China by Henry Kissinger
3. Mao: The Untold Story by Jung Chang
4. Tide Players by Jianying Zha
5. One Billion Customers by James McGregor
6. The Coming China Wars by Peter W. Navarro
7. The Beijing Consensus by Stefan Halper
8. China CEO by Juan Antonio Fernandez and Laurie Underwood
9. Poorly Made in China by Paul Midler 
10. CHINA: Portrait of a People by Tom Carter
11. The Man Who Loved China by Simon Winchester
12. China Shakes the World by James Kynge
13. Mr. China by Tim Clissold
14. Country Driving by Peter Hessler
15. The Dragon's Gift by Deborah Brautigam
16. Factory Girls by Leslie T. Chang
17. The Heavenly Man by Brother Yun
18. 1421 by Gavin Menzies
19. Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
20. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua

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I would recommend reading ALL of them if you have the time (and money), LOL! No but really, there are several good reads on this list, especially if you are interested in Sinology:

Tide Players by Jianying Zha

The Beijing Consensus by Stefan Halper

China Shakes the World by James Kynge

CHINA: Portrait of a People by Tom Carter

Those 4 books will give you a crystal-clear glimpse into the current political, economic and social situation in present-day China.

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