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China: A Photohistory, 1937-1987 by W. J. F. JennerA collection of photos taken over fifty years by photographers from the Magnum Photo Agency. Magnum was the premier photo agency of the Twentieth Century. This book includes images by Eve Arnold, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa.BUY @ AMAZON
THE CHINESE by Gu ZhengIn 1994, Chinese artist Liu Zheng conceived of an ambitious photographic project called The Chinese, which occupied him for seven years and carried him throughout China. Inspired by the examples of August Sander and Diane Arbus, he has captured a people and country in a unique time of great flux.BUY @ AMAZON
CHINA: Portrait of a People by Tom CarterOver the course of 2 years and 35,000 miles, photojournalist Tom Carter captured it ALL on film. Carter's anthropological-like study of China stands apart in its genre, as it focuses expressly on the PEOPLE of China. In addition to documenting the everyday life of "ordinary" people, Carter also backpacked to the most remote areas of China to observe reclusive ethnic minorities.BUY @ AMAZON
City of Darkness: Life In Kowloon Walled City by Greg GirardGirard and Lambot spent four years exploring the notorious Walled City of Kowloon (Hong Kong), before it's final clearance in 1992. With over 320 photographs, 32 extended interviews, and essays on the City's history and character.BUY @ AMAZON
China Obscura by Mark LeongArriving in mainland China by chance just a day after the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, young Chinese-American photographer Mark Leong was compelled to stay and explore with his camera's lens the fascinating contradictions of a rapidly changing but still intensely traditional Chinese society.BUY @ AMAZON
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