The Dolphin’s Smile, 2015
Chronic illnesses always attract promises of cures. They’re never cheap and they rarely work! Book as Infomercial.
  Where Duppies Dance with the Damned, 2014
A book about Hell, based on various hells China has directly or indirectly known, on earth and beyond. Be warned: this book is not picturesque, it is hellish.
     
 
 
Brief Lives 2013
Brief Lives has five small stories of contemporary life, light and dark, each with a full-page illustration. Instead of being sewn into its bindings, it is belted.
 

Serving the Process 2012
A ten-page book describing a powerful and mysterious process, how it operates and what it makes. In addition a drawing, "About The Book", made from the same materials is meant to be shown with the book.

  Weirdsville 2011
Using collaged imagery and a narative she wrote herself, China transformed "Lobbyists," a photo essay by Neil Selkirk, into a forty-page graphic novel
         
 
 
Pressing Questions 2010
Written in doggerel instead of free verse, with substantial visual imagery joined to a text made up of fancy type appropriated from fabric, variously ornamented and altered, in combination with invented letters.
  The Second Black Book 2009
Text and illustrations. An account of memory of and longing for a particular place. Dark (white text on black fabric, with a black cover) because of the depth of memory and the pain of longing.
  The First Black Book 2009
Text only. A description of a beating heart, dark (white text on black fabric, with a black cover) because it’s literally an inside story......
         
 
 
A Book of Horses 2008
Imagery only—no text—a kind of illustrated manuscript about horses, history, and the idea of horses.
  Book of Lives 2008
Imagery only—no text—an illustrated manuscript about contemporary characters.
  Dream Girls 2007
China’s first sewn book, imagery only, her take on the movies...

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The First Black Book 2009
Text only. A description of a beating heart, dark (white text on black fabric, with a black cover) because it’s literally an inside story. With a sound track by the artist.
The Second Black Book 2009
An account of memory of and longing for a particular place. Dark (white text on black fabric, with a black cover) because of the depth of memory and the pain of longing. With a sound track by the artist.
The Reckoning 2009
Details of The Reckoning, a 2009 sewn drawing based on a Renaissance painting, with a wordless vocal sound track by the artist.
A Book of Horses (silent) 2008
China’s gloved hands turn the pages of A Book of Horses, with pans and closeups of details.
Book of Lives (silent) 2008
China’s gloved hands turn the pages of Book of Lives, with pans and closeups of detail
Dreamgirls (silent) 2007
China’s gloved hands turn the pages of Dream Girls, with pans and closeups of details
China Marks at work on ‘A Letter From Home’ 2007
Showing China’s working process as she explains what she is doing.
Pressing Questions 2010
Written in doggerel instead of free verse, with substantial visual imagery joined to a text made up of fancy type appropriated from fabric, variously ornamented and altered, in combination with invented letters.
China Marks explains how she came to make her book 'Pressing Questions'
     
 
A Book of Horses: closeups 2008 Ganesh Mask 2010
Ganesh, in the form of an Indian dance mask, lifts his trunk every time China yanks his cord. (See The Ganesh Collection.)