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Author Biography: Judy Bonavia was born in Perth, Western Australia. She spent some 30 years in Asia, living in Vietnam, Hong Kong and China where she traveled extensively. Fluent in written and spoken Mandarin, she also wrote the Odyssey Illustrated Guide to the Silk Road. During the 1990s she spent some years in Argentina studying Andean culture while continuing to work on a book about the minority peoples of China. She is now resident in France. Captain Richard Perry Hayman has traveled in the Three Gorges region since 1981, when he first took passage on an old "East is Red" steamer packed with peasants and soldiers upriver through the then pristine Gorges. Hayman's grandfather lived in Chongqing during World War II as advisor to the Chinese Army and later regaled his grandson with tales of those dramatic times. As Director of Operations for Victoria Cruises, Hayman was instrumental in establishing the premier cruise fleet on the Yangzi, with sailings from Chongqing, Wuhan and Shanghai. Hayman has hiked the length of the Gorges and led expeditions into the Shennongjia region. He has advised various magazine and film projects, including International Wildlife, National Geographic, and the Discovery Channel.