I read a cool kind of quirky little book on moving to China and found it was the most informative thing i read before i moved to Beijing. Its called "Are you considering moving to China?" by Kevin Alison. Very simple straightforward stuff about life in china with no kinda expat snooty stuff in it. Just thought id give it a shout out cos i've never seen it mentioned anywhere. Its on amazon i think. Really short snappy book, i read it on the plane trip over.