Chinaby Charis Chan
Home to one-quarter of the world's people and heir to the richest civilization in history, China continues to exert a magnetic attraction on visitors. Archaeological treasures, architectural masterpieces, stunning natural beauty and the inexhaustible variety of its people make any visit to China an unforgettable experience. China has so many diverse regions that visitors often have difficulty in knowing where to begin. This guide helps narrow the options. As well as detailed descriptions of the major cities and their environs, a selection of suggested expeditions for the more adventurous includes all the major tourist sites, the more remote provinces and several climbable mountains. Special sections examine such topics as Chinese opera, calligraphy and painting and opportunities for seeing unique wildlife. 71 color photographs, 12 maps.
Seventh edition: fully revised and updated
Proven strong seller: over 150,000 copies of previous editions sold to date
Extensive coverage: information on more remote regions as well as the main tourist cities
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Author Biography: Charis Chan is the author of several books about China. Peter Neville-Hadley first visited China in 1986, returning repeatedly to investigate new areas while improving his Mandarin. Abandoning a London-based career in arts marketing, he turned to writing about China, first contributing to the second edition of Cadogan Guides' Central Asia, and then spending two years researching and writing China: The Silk Routes for the same publisher. He has since revisited China to fulfill commissions for the Sunday Times, and has also written on Beijing, the Yellow River, Hong Kong and other destinations in China for various publications.
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