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Forums > Living in Kunming > Bookstore with english language books??

Here are China-related books at Silver Spoon Books:
Searching for Shangri-la, by Laurence J. Brahm
A Bitter Revolution, by Rana Mitter
The Summer Palace: Long Corridor Pictures by Li Nianpei
K: The Art of Love, by Hong Ying
Mainland China After the Thirteenth Party Congress, by King-yuh Chang
Three Novellas, by Fang Fang
The True Story of Ah Q, by Lu Xun
1421: The Year China Discovered America, by Gavin Menzies
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See
Understanding Confucius, by Ding Wangdao
Think Like Chinese, by Zhang Haihua and Geoff Baker
China Wakes, by Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl Wudunn
China Entrepreneur, by Juan Fernandez & Laurie Underwood
The Traveler's Guide to Asian Customs & Manners, by Elizabeth Devine & Nancy L. Braganti
The United States and China, by John King Fairbank
Red Star Over China, by Edgar Snow
Stillwell and the American Experience in China 1911-1945, by Barbara W. Tuchman
The House of Lim: A Study of a Chinese Farm Family, by Margery Wolf
Analects of Confuscius, by Various Authors
The Girl Who Played Go, by Shan Sa
Will the Boat Sink the Water, by Chen Guidi and Wu Chuntao
China Pop, by Jianying Zha
Awakening to Tao, by Liu I-Ming
The Great Wall, by John Man
Chinese at a Glance, by Barron's,

The Hundred Secret Senses, by Amy Tan,

When A Billion Chinese Jump, by Jonathan Watts,

The Mah-Jongg Spies, by John Trenhaile,

Mao's Last Dancer, by Li Cunxin,

Here are China-related books available at Vintage Books:
The Story of Mencius, by Cao Raode and Cao Xiaomei
Study on the Problems of Rural and Agricultural Development in the Reform Process of Poland and China, by Various Authors
Slow Boats to China, by Gavin Young
A Certain Smile, by Judith Michael
The Warlord, by Malcom Bosse
A Fortune-Teller Told Me, by Tiziano Terzani
My Country and My People, by Lin Yutang
Myself a Mandarin, by Austin Coates
The Easternization of the West, by Colin Campbell
Eat a Bowl of Tea, by Louis Chu
Inequality and Poverty in China In the Age of Globalization, by Azizur Khan & Carl Riskin
The Chinese Alchemist, by Lyn Hamilton
Behind the Wall: A Journey Through China, by Colin Thubron
Opening Up, by James Farrer
Family Catastrophe, by Wang Wen-Hsing
Live & Work in China, by Jocelyn Kan & Hakwan Lau
Practical Traditional Chinese Medicine & Pharmacology, by Geng Junying & Su Zhihong
Naxi Pictographs Copybook, by He Limin
Ethnic Minority Issues in Yunnan, by Sam Mitchell
China's Minority Nationalities, by Ma Yin
Shanghai's Best Restaurants 2007`, by Shanghai Tatler
Food in China, by Zhongli Tumei
One Billion Customers, by James McGregor
Will the Boat Sink the Water?, by Chen Guidi & Wu Chuntao
Chinese Business Etiquette, by Scott D. Seligman
Wolf Totem, by Jiang Rong
Biting the Bamboo, by Dr. Tan Lai Yong
Outlines of Chinese Symbolism & Art Motives, by C.A.S. Williams
The Aristocratic Families in Tibetan History, by Tsering Yangdzom
Lost Horizon, by James Hilton
The Continuing Heart Cry for China, by Ross Patterson
Chinese Character Fast Finder, by Laurence Matthews
Confessions of a Taoist on Wall Street, by David Payne

Here are China-related books at Prague Café, Beichen:
River Town, by Peter Hessler
Oracle Bones, by Peter Hessler
The Writing on the Wall: China and the West in the 21st Century, by Will Hutton
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers, by Xiaolu Guo
The Coming Collapse of China, by Gordon G. Chang
Stick Out Your Tongue, by Ma Jian
Iron & Silk, by Mark Salzman
China Asean Relations, by Theresa C. Carino
My Country and My People, by Lin Yu Tang
A Glimpse of the Chinese Culture, by Feng Lingyu & Shi Weimin
The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan

Forums > Living in Kunming > Bookstore with english language books??

We have bookshelves with used English books in Vintage Cafe (on Wen Lin Jie across from the elementary school), Prague Cafe, Beichen and Silver Spoon, also on Beichen's Pedestrian Walkway. We have some books about Chinese culture and one or two books about Chinese language study. Write us at [email protected] for more specific info.

Vintage Books/Prague Beichen Books/Silver Spoon Books

Forums > Study > Childrens English Corner

Actually, there are a number of children who go to the Green Lake English corner on Thursday nights. The children often talk with each other in English and sometimes interact with the foreigners/English speaking locals.

Forums > Living in Kunming > book exchange?

You can exchange books at the Vintage Cafe (Wen Lin Jie) and at the Silver Spoon (Beichen Pedestrian Walkway). I know the owners of both places and the Junction (Beijing Lu) should you want to set up some kind of book swapping meeting. They did do a book exchange at As You Like for a while (people just organized to get together and exchange books once a month).

Forums > Living in Kunming > Lonely Planets

The Silver Spoon has changed management/owners so they may be closed for a bit. I wasn't sure when they were going to make the change, but apparently, now's the time. The Book Nook will still be located there in the future. DenLee - Yes, the Book Exchange books are in the Vintage Cafe.


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Hi all, this is Steve, the owner of the Book Exchange at Vintage Cafe. I just wanted to let everyone know that the opening hours at the moment are from 3pm-closing time every day as the restaurant is short on staff at the moment. The new manager is trying her best to sort out the staff issues so let her know if there are any problems with the service. The cook is actually the same cook as the previous management, but should you have feedback on the food, feel free to talk with her (in Chinese) or post here (in English) and I can relay the message to her and try to improve things. To rick, the staff changed before the new management, not after. To zhenzhu, I apologize if you did get sick from the food. Let us know specifically what you ordered and we'll make sure it doesn't happen again. She really wants to make the cafe the best it can be so constructive criticism/advice is appreciated!