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China: An Intimate Look at the Past and Present: A Photographic Journey of the New Long March

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Through a stunning array of photographs, China captures the country today by revisiting one of the most legendary military routes. When the Red Army began a retreat across China in October 1934, the future of the Communist uprising looked bleak. But what began as certain defeat was transformed into a galvanizing journey, setting the stage for the creation of the Peoples Republic of China. From an international team of photographers dispatched in 2011 along that same route—from Jiangxi in the southeast to Gansu and Shaanxi in the Northwest—the breathtaking images they brought back reveal a land and people that have undergone monumental change over the last 75 years.

Villages have become cities; dirt tracks, superhighways; and everywhere the buzz of industry and commerce fills the air. Bearing witness to the change have been the people, whose faces wear a deep feeling of pride, determination, and perseverance—the same spirit that turned the Long March from a disaster into a triumph.

For two years from 1934–1936, the Red Army, under the leadership of Mao Zedong, retreated across the wilds of China, battling nationalist forces and struggling to stay alive under impossibly harsh conditions. They trekked across mountains, snowfields, bogs, and deserts—places that today have been completely transformed. With photographs by a group of celebrated photographers, along with maps, timelines, and historical images and artwork, China provides an insightful and wholly original retelling of one of the most significant events in Chinese history.

About the Author

Anthony Paul has worked as an editor, foreign correspondent and author in the Asia-Pacific region for more than forty years. As editor-at-large for numerous magazines, including Fortune, Readers Digest, and Asiaweek he has covered wars in Indochina, Afghanistan, and Iraq and written extensively about Chinas economic rise. He divides his time between Australia and Hong Kong.

Brodie Paul has spent most of his life in Asia, growing up in Hong Kong, studying at Fudan University in Shanghai, and teaching English. He later lived and worked in Shanghai for 10 years, first as Dun and Bradstreets business development manager, then as a partner in Compradores.com, an online import/export company. He currently works as a trade and investment specialist with the Queensland Government.

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ISBN:
9781608871506
Author:
Paul, Anthony
Publisher:
Earth Aware Editions
Subject:
China
Subject:
World History - China
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color photos and illustrations throughou
Pages:
396
Dimensions:
12.25 x 10.25 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Anthologies and History
History and Social Science » Asia » China » General
History and Social Science » Asia » China » Oversized Books
History and Social Science » Asia » Picture Books
History and Social Science » World History » China

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Through a stunning array of photographs, China captures the country today by revisiting one of the most legendary military routes. When the Red Army began a retreat across China in October 1934, the future of the Communist uprising looked bleak. But what began as certain defeat was transformed into a galvanizing journey, setting the stage for the creation of the Peoples Republic of China. From an international team of photographers dispatched in 2011 along that same route—from Jiangxi in the southeast to Gansu and Shaanxi in the Northwest—the breathtaking images they brought back reveal a land and people that have undergone monumental change over the last 75 years.

Villages have become cities; dirt tracks, superhighways; and everywhere the buzz of industry and commerce fills the air. Bearing witness to the change have been the people, whose faces wear a deep feeling of pride, determination, and perseverance—the same spirit that turned the Long March from a disaster into a triumph.

For two years from 1934–1936, the Red Army, under the leadership of Mao Zedong, retreated across the wilds of China, battling nationalist forces and struggling to stay alive under impossibly harsh conditions. They trekked across mountains, snowfields, bogs, and deserts—places that today have been completely transformed. With photographs by a group of celebrated photographers, along with maps, timelines, and historical images and artwork, China provides an insightful and wholly original retelling of one of the most significant events in Chinese history.

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