China Style (Icons), the latest in Taschen's little paperback series looks intriguing. For those of us who are compulsive design book buyers, these editions are very budget friendly at $9.99 and usually loaded with beautiful photographs.
On a loosely related note, I love these party table designs from Elle Decor's editor, Margaret Russell, for Dining By Design 2006. Check-out the crisp modern takes on traditional Asian-inspired styles that have long been popular in the West, like the bright lacquered tables and After Willow china, Wedgwood's new interpretation of the classic Blue Willow pattern.
Robert Dawson for Wedgwood After Willow plates