China: Renaissance of The Middle Kingdom, Ninth Edition

Overview

Home to one-quarter of the world's population and heir to the richest civilization in history, China exerts a magnetic attraction on visitors.
Archeological treasures, architectural masterpieces, stunning natural beauty, and the inexhaustible variety of its people make any visit to China an unforgettable experience. China also has so many diverse regions that visitors often have difficulty in knowing where to begin. This guide helps narrow the options—with detailed descriptions ...

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Overview

Home to one-quarter of the world's population and heir to the richest civilization in history, China exerts a magnetic attraction on visitors.
Archeological treasures, architectural masterpieces, stunning natural beauty, and the inexhaustible variety of its people make any visit to China an unforgettable experience. China also has so many diverse regions that visitors often have difficulty in knowing where to begin. This guide helps narrow the options—with detailed descriptions of the major cities and their environs, popular tourist sites, suggested expeditions for more adventure, and the 31 World Heritage sites in China.
• The concise introduction to China 'then' and China 'now'
• Now featuring World Heritage sites: China's thirty-one top cultural and scenic treasures
• Coverage on select remote regions as well as the most visited cities and sites
• Top museums
• Beautifully illustrated
• Resident writers and researchers
• Comprehensive list of websites for up-to-date practicalities and further research and reading

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789622177949
  • Publisher: Airphoto International Ltd.
  • Publication date: 7/20/2008
  • Series: Odyssey Illustrated Guides
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 440
  • Sales rank: 961,583
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Charis Chan is an accomplished author of books about China, including Imperial China: Architectural Guide for Travelers; China: The Middle Kingdom; and China: Renaissance of the Middle Kingdom. She now lives in Dorset, England.

Neil Art, a Canadian journalist based in Hong Kong, has worked at several of the leading English-language publications in Asia.

Paul Mooney has 33 years' experience studying and working as a journalist in Asia. He moved to Beijing in 1994, beginning a career of reporting from around the country for leading publications such as Newsweek, Asian Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast and The South China Morning Post. He lives in Beijing.

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