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Insight Guides: China

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Insight Guide China is a handsome 480-page guidebook offering in-depth coverage of this enigmatic destination.

Following on from the inspirational Best Of China section, the first 100 pages comprise a series of essays describing China’s long history and its fascinating culture – from the booming economy to the subtleties of the many regional cuisines and the venerable artistic heritage. New for the 12th edition are features on Environmental ...

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Overview

Insight Guide China is a handsome 480-page guidebook offering in-depth coverage of this enigmatic destination.

Following on from the inspirational Best Of China section, the first 100 pages comprise a series of essays describing China’s long history and its fascinating culture – from the booming economy to the subtleties of the many regional cuisines and the venerable artistic heritage. New for the 12th edition are features on Environmental Issues, Red Tourism and the amazing development of infrastructure around the country.

The Places chapters contain descriptive region-by-region accounts of all the sights worth seeing across the length and breadth of the country. Chinese characters are included for towns, cities, significant sights and restaurants, and also appear on the 36 maps. There are also reviews of over 300 recommended restaurants across the country, from Beijing and Shanghai to Kunming and Kashgar.

At the back of the book, the Travel Tips section contains all the practical information you'll need to make the most of your trip, including over 250 recommended hotels.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780051352
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Series: Insight Guides Series
  • Edition description: Twelfth Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 677,015
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

David Drakeford, the principle author and updater, has worked as a journalist in Beijing for over a decade, and contributes to various travel and lifestyle websites.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Best Of China
The New Superpower
The Chinese
The Lands of China

History
Decisive Dates
Imperial China
End of Empire to Modern Times

Features
The New China
Beliefs and Religion
Traditional Medicine
Chinese Literature
Arts and Crafts
Architecture
Cuisines of China
Inventions and Technology
Post-Imperial Leaders
The Animal Trade
Cinema in China
Hutong
Shaolin
A Brief History of Shanghai
The Great Dam of China
The Overseas Chinese
Chinese Festivals
Chinese Opera
A Guide to Chinese Temples
Building the Wall
The Terracotta Warriors
Ancient Treasures
China’s Sacred Peaks
Chinese Wildlife
Minorities of the Southwest
The Silk Road

Places
Introduction
The North
    Beijing
    Outside Beijing
    The Northeast
    Inner Mongolia
    Shanxi, Southern Hebei and Shandong
    Xi’an, Shaanxi and Henan
The Centre
    Shanghai
    Nanjing, Jiangsu and the Grand Canal
    Hangzhou and Zhejiang
    Chang Jiang (Yangzi) Region
The South
    Hong Kong
    Macau
    Guangdong, Hainan Island and Fujian
    The Southern Interior
The Southwest
    Guangxi and Guizhou
    Sichuan
    Yunnan
The West
    Tibet and Qinghai
    The Silk Road

Travel Tips
TRANSPORTATION
ACCOMMODATION
ACTIVITIES
A–Z: PRACTICAL INFORMATION
LANGUAGE
FURTHER READING

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    Not really a china fan,but who cares

    The person who wrote this book is a great person. If you are into certain countries you should look at these books.

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