Cathay: A Journey in Search of Old China

Overview

Traveling through the chaotic landscape of modern China, Fergus M. Bordewich discovers the remains of an older world that Communism did its best to erase.

"Mr. Bordewich, by searching so assiduously, so affectionately, and so understandingly for legacies of the Chinese past, may paradoxically be giving us some foretastes of a China yet to be." -Jan Morris

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Overview

Traveling through the chaotic landscape of modern China, Fergus M. Bordewich discovers the remains of an older world that Communism did its best to erase.

"Mr. Bordewich, by searching so assiduously, so affectionately, and so understandingly for legacies of the Chinese past, may paradoxically be giving us some foretastes of a China yet to be." -Jan Morris

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595195206
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2001
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Author's Note xv
Prologue: Middletown xvii
Chapter 1 The Outer Gate 1
Chapter 2 The Desert Road 27
Chapter 3 Vibrato 49
Chapter 4 The Mermaid's Tear 65
Chapter 5 Riverine 87
Chapter 6 The First Family Under Heaven 117
Chapter 7 The Mountain God 143
Chapter 8 The Ten Thousand Things 167
Chapter 9 Gardens of the Mind 187
Chapter 10 Twilight at the Rhythm Cafe 209
Chapter 11 An Island 231
Chapter 12 The Great Within 251
Epilogue 297
Suggestions for Further Reading 301
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