The Great Walk of China: Travels on Foot from Shanghai to Tibet

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What kind of people would you meet if you decided to walk across the world's most populous country? The Great Walk of China is a journey into China's heartland, away from its surging coastal cities. Through surprisingly frank conversations with the people he meets along the way, the Chinese-speaking author paints a portrait of a nation struggling to come to terms with its newfound identity and its place in the world.

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Overview

What kind of people would you meet if you decided to walk across the world's most populous country? The Great Walk of China is a journey into China's heartland, away from its surging coastal cities. Through surprisingly frank conversations with the people he meets along the way, the Chinese-speaking author paints a portrait of a nation struggling to come to terms with its newfound identity and its place in the world.

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  • ISBN-13: 9789881900210
  • Publisher: Blacksmith Books
  • Publication date: 12/16/2010
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 1,479,371
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

The First Step 7

Into the Mountains 13

Drinking Games 25

Anhui in May 39

A Peasant's Life 51

End of Anhui 65

Putting away the GPS 77

Red Tourism 89

Countryside Politics 105

Harvest Time 125

Mr. Ren 137

Horse Country 145

The Man Who Lost His Life 153

The Special Farms 161

The Casino Operator 167

Million Dollar Rocks 179

The Dam 189

The Gorges 203

How Green is Their Valley 219

Over the River 239

Across the Line 247

Signs of a Storm 257

Smoker's Cough 275

Environmental Nuns 293

The Bluest Eyes in Chongqing 305

Joining Isabella 313

Buffalo in Winter 323

Tobacco Road 327

You're Welcome 335

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