I reccomend the Chronicles of Tao by Deng Ming-Dao.

It is 3 books in 1, the story of a born aristocrat, raised taoist monk and moved to america. (early 1900s)

a lot of taoist philosophy and differant aspects of the chinese culture in general.

(I read this book once a year, each time I get different things out of it)
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