The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time

The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time

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Trade Paper, Picador USA, 2004, ISBN# 0312423373
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The author recounts his experiences traveling along the Yangtze river from the Tibetan border to the East China Sea, vividly bringing to life China's rich cultural history, politics, people, geography, and climate. Reprint.

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The author recounts his experiences traveling along the Yangtze river from the Tibetan border to the East China Sea, vividly bringing to life China's rich cultural history, politics, people, geography, and climate. Reprint.

Rising in the mountains of the Tibetan border, the symbolic heart of China pierces 3,900 miles of rugged country before debouching into the oily swells of the East China Sea. Connecting China's heartland cities with the volatile coastal giant, Shanghai, it has also historically connected China to the outside world through its nearly one thousand miles of navigable waters. To travel those waters is to travel back in history, to sense the soul of China, and Simon Winchester takes us along with him as he encounters the essence of China--its history and politics, its geography and climate as well as engage in its culture, and its people in remote and almost inaccessible places. This is travel writing at its best: lively, informative, and thoroughly enchanting.

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Number of Pages: 432
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: VOYAGES AND TRAVELS ,  YANGTZE RIVER AND VALLEY
Author: Winchester, Simon
Target Audience: Trade
Edition: 2 ,  Revised
Publisher: St Martins Pr
ISBN-13: 9780312423377
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.00 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0312423373
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