The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time (Revised)

The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time (Revised)

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Rising in the mountains of the Tibetan border, the river that many regard as the symbolic heart of China pierces 3,900 miles of rugged country before debouching into the oily swells of the East China Sea. Connecting China's heartland cities with the volatile coastal giant Shanghai, the Yangtze has also historically connected China to the outside world through its nearly one thousand miles of navigable waters. To travel the vast extent of the river is to travel back in history, to sense the soul of China, and this Simon Winchester does, taking us along with him as he encounters the very essence of China - its history and politics, its geography, climate, and culture, and above all its people, many of them in remote and almost inaccessible places. This is travel writing at its best: lively, informative, and thoroughly engaging.
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ISBN: 9780312423377

Published Date: April 1, 2004

Publisher: Picador

Language: English

Page Count: 414

Size: 8.22" l x 5.52" w x 0.79" h

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Travel