The Four Books (四書, Sì shū) are
The Great Learning, (大學, Dà Xué).
The Doctrine of the Golden Mean (中庸, Zhōng Yóng).
The Analects of Confucius (論語, Lùn Yǔ), a book of pithy sayings attributed to Confucius.
Mencius (孟子, Mèng Zǐ).
The Five Classics (五經, Wǔ jīng) are
The Classic of Poetry (詩經, Shī Jīng), made up of 305 poems.
The Classic of History (書經, Shū Jīng) contains examples of early Chinese prose.
The Book of Changes or I Ching (易經, Yì Jīng), a manual of divination based on the eight trigrams.
The Classic of Rites (禮記, Lǐ Jì) describes ancient rites and court ceremonies.
The Spring and Autumn Annals (春秋, Chūn Qiū).
The Classic of Music (樂經) is sometime referred to as the sixth classic, but is lost.
The Classic of The Way and its Virtue or Tao Te Ching (道德經, Dao De Jing), attributed to Lao Zi.
The True Classic of Perfect Emptiness, attributed to Lie Zi.
The Classic of Filial Piety (孝經, Xiao Jing)
The Three Characters Classic
Other ancient texts
The book of Xun Zi
The Art of War (孙子兵法) by Sun Tzu
List of Chinese language novelists
The Dream of the Red Chamber (红楼梦, also known as A Dream of Red Mansions or The Chronicles of the Stone (石頭記, Shitou Ji)), by 曹雪芹 Cáo Xuěqín
Water Margin (水浒传), also known as All Men Are Brothers and Outlaws of the Marsh), by 施耐庵 Shī Nài'ān
The Romance of the Three Kingdoms (三国演义) by 罗贯中 Luó Guànzhōng
The Journey to the West (西游记), also known as Monkey King and Monkey, by 吴承恩 Wú Chéng'ēn.
Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio (聊齋志異) by 蒲松齡 Pú Sōnglíng.
Jin Ping Mei (金瓶梅), by 蘭陵笑笑生 Lánlíng Xiàoxiàoshēng.
Classical Chinese poetry
List of Chinese language poets
嚴 復 Yan Fu (1853 - 1924)
劉 鶚 Liu E (1857 - 1909)
王 國 維 Wang Guowei (1877 - 1927)
蘇 曼 殊 Su Manshu (1894 - 1918)
魯 迅 Lu Xun (1881 - 1936)
許 地 山 Xu Dishan (1893 - 1941)
林語堂 Lin Yutang (1895 - 1976)
茅 盾 Mao Dun (1896 - 1981)
徐 志 摩 Xu Zhimo (1896 - 1936)
郁 達 夫 Yu Dafu (1896 - 1945)
郭 沫 若 Guo Moruo (1892 - 1978)
老 舍 Lao She (1897 - 1966)
朱 自 清 Zhu Ziqing (1898 - 1948)
田 漢 Tian Han (1898 - 1968)
聞 一 多 Wen Yiduo (1899 - 1946)
冰心 Bing Xin (1900 - 1999)
巴 金 Ba Jin (1905 - )
沈 從 文 Shen Congwen (1902 - 1988)
曹 禺 Cao Yu (1905- )
錢鐘書 Qian Zhongshu (1910 - 1988)
张爱玲 Eileen Chang (1920 - 1995)
汪曾祺 Wang Zengqi (1920 - 1997)
高行健 Gao Xingjian, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2000 (1940 - )
铁凝 Tie Ning (1957 - )
Overseas Chinese Literature
金庸 Jinyong (1924 - )
白先勇 Bai Xianyong (1937 - )
Maxine Hong Kingston
See also: List of Chinese authors, Chinese art, Chinese language, Chinese mythology, Chinese classic texts, Chinese culture.