Praise for Landed China

“Landed China is packed with such a wealth of insight and eye-catching detail that it is a highly worthwhile read about this huge and complex segment of the Chinese economy even if the reader has not the slightest intention of negotiating the house-buying obstacle course.”

Jonathan Sharp

The Correspondent

“Every time I talk to property investment expert Chris Dillon I glean something new.”

Anna Healy Fenton

South China Morning Post

“A useful reference for solid knowledge of China’s real estate markets.”


“Landed China is chockful of helpful tips and sound advice for anyone brave or rich enough to buy property in China.”

Mike Cormack

Agenda Beijing

“Clearly written, yet comprehensive and bursting with detail… a terrific starting point on how to buy real estate in China.”

Dan Harris

China Law Blog

“Much more than a how-to guide, Landed China explains the history, context and drivers behind a sector that represents — directly and indirectly — a quarter of China’s economy. For its clarity, useful anecdotes and sharp observations, I recommend Landed China not just to potential property buyers but to anybody investing or considering investing in China.”

Nial Gooding, CFA

China Portfolio Manager, Eight Investment Partners

“Landed China is the perfect primer for buyers considering a home purchase in one of the world’s most volatile property markets. The book brings shopping for property to life with real-world examples of what it’s like for expatriates to buy in China’s biggest and most exciting cities.”

Alex Frew McMillan

Reuters real estate correspondent for Asia, 2011–12

“In Landed China, Christopher Dillon provides not only a crisp and succinct guide to buying property on the Mainland but also a useful summary of the development of property laws and regulations in the People’s Republic. If you are thinking of purchasing a house or an apartment in China this book is indispensable.”

Robert T. Grieves

Chairman & CEO, Hamilton Advisors Limited

“Dillon delivers again! His detailed research and clear writing style make short work of the Chinese property market’s idiosyncrasies and bureaucracy. Landed China is the best book in the Landed series and a must-read for anyone interested in Mainland real estate.”

Stephen Chu

Founding CEO, 2011–12, Hui Xian Asset Management, (Manager of the Hui Xian REIT)

“Easy to read but packed with useful details, Landed China is a great reference for anyone with an interest in the Chinese real estate market. The historical and cultural background and actionable advice are especially valuable.”

Victor Yeung, CFA

Managing Director, Asia Pacific Securities, LaSalle Investment Management