Cathay: A Journey in Search of Old China

Cathay: A Journey in Search of Old China

by Fergus M. Bordewich

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Cathay: A Journey in Search of Old China by Fergus M. Bordewich

Traveling through the chaotic landscape of modern China, Fergus M. Bordewich discovers the remains of an older world that Communism did its best to erase.

"Mr. Bordewich, by searching so assiduously, so affectionately, and so understandingly for legacies of the Chinese past, may paradoxically be giving us some foretastes of a China yet to be." -Jan Morris

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595195206
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2001
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionxi
Author's Notexv
Prologue: Middletownxvii
Chapter 1The Outer Gate1
Chapter 2The Desert Road27
Chapter 3Vibrato49
Chapter 4The Mermaid's Tear65
Chapter 5Riverine87
Chapter 6The First Family Under Heaven117
Chapter 7The Mountain God143
Chapter 8The Ten Thousand Things167
Chapter 9Gardens of the Mind187
Chapter 10Twilight at the Rhythm Cafe209
Chapter 11An Island231
Chapter 12The Great Within251
Epilogue297
Suggestions for Further Reading301

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