Am interested if anyone can recommend any good books on Korea or China. Am planning a trip through both of those countries then onto Russia.
Anyone going to Mongolia I can recommend a book called Escaping the Ice-Prison I found it on a site called www.lulu.com was a quality read
Just read a book called Chinese Cinderella, not really about China, but it's set against a background of the communist revolution. Also reading The Teardrop Woman Story, both will get you into the Chinese mindframe.
You will love China, absolutely fascinating and crazy country.
You should read Wild Swans, its a true story and very informative on the Maoist regime in China from people who experienced it.