Memoirs and Literature

Cao, Xueqin. The Dream of the Red Chamber, many translations.
Kates, George N. The Years that Were Fat: The Last Years of Old China. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1967.
Shen Fu, Six Records of a Floating Life, translated by Leonard Platt and Chiang Su-Hui London: Penguin Classics, 1983.
Strassberg, Richard E. Inscribed Landscapes: Travel Writing from Imperial China. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.
Waley, Arthur. Monkey: The Journey to the West. New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1943.