Since I’m always asking the Yirka question for what to include or not to include in my own library, here’s by most recent book list.

Just Read:
Duncan Hewitt, China: Getting Rich First
David Wise, Tiger Trap

Currently Reading:
Ben Hewitt, Making Supper Safe

Ordered or in Stack to Read:
Henry Kissinger, On China
Richard McGregor, The Party: The Secret World of China’s Community Rulers

Simon Winchester, The Man Who Loved China
Tim Johnson, Tragedy in Crimson

Is anywhere aware of a grant that pays for scholars to simply read for an entire year to simply expand their knowledge? Heck, I’d even be willing to write a few book reviews. But a more serious question: Can anyone recommend good books on the history of European environmentalism?