Extremely readable nonfiction about modern China

2018 Young China: How the Restless Generation Will Change Their Country and the World by Zak Dychtwald

2018 Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China by Alec Ash

2018 Leftover in China: The Women Shaping the World's Next Superpower by Roseann Lake

2016 One Child: The Story of China's Most Radical Experiment by Mei Fong

2014 Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China by Leta Hong Fincher

2011 China in Ten Words by Yu Hua, translated by Allen H. Barr

2010 Country Driving: A Chinese Road Trip by Peter Hessler

2008 Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China by Leslie T. Chang

2008 Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage by Kay Bratt