Yellow River Odyssey

Yellow River Odyssey

by Bill Porter
     
 

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Bill Porter, a.k.a Red Pine, connects modern China to its past in a riveting journey down the Yellow River.
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Bill Porter, a.k.a Red Pine, connects modern China to its past in a riveting journey down the Yellow River.

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Library Journal
07/01/2014
Author (Zen Baggage; Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits) and acclaimed translator Porter traveled from the mouth to the source of China's Yellow River—the sixth longest in the world. The 3,000-mile journey encompasses China's cradle of civilization. Chapter titles range from one-word geographical names like "Kaifeng" or "Loyang," while others, such as "Stone Buddhas" or "Historians and Sages" are more descriptive. Porter's writing is charmingly old-fashioned and he doesn't take himself too seriously, traits that seem to gain him entry into glittering parties in Shanghai or the residence of Master K'uang, one of China's most famous living Taoist masters. Readers will enjoy Porter's gentle humor, too. The 43 quirky black-and-white photographs (one depicts a little boy on a river boat who's wearing opera makeup) are presented contact-sheet style, with "AGFA Apx 100" and specific photo numbers. VERDICT Those who enjoy Chinese subjects or the unusual will particularly appreciate this title.—Susan G. Baird, formerly with Oak Lawn P.L., IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780988769304
Publisher:
Chin Music Press Inc.
Publication date:
06/24/2014
Pages:
284
Sales rank:
630,508
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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