Great book(s) on Chinese Arms and Ammo


A few years ago, Bin Shih wrote a book on Chinese small arms from the 2nd Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945). The Chinese language edition has great color photos and there is an English version with smaller B&W pictures.

He has just brought out an updated version in both Chinese and English.

Book link here:

Here is a review: … (1937-1945

A video review here, he has the older Chinese edition from 2011:

Some of you may know Bin. He and I wrote an article some years ago on Chinese headstamps, and he provided a lot of support to Ken Elks for his recent book on Chinese ammunition.

Bin’s books are great references for an area that is, in my opinion, understudied in the West.