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

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Publisher Comments:

A stunning tour of China, its people, and its history. Chosen as one of the best travel books of 1996 by the New York Times Book Review.

Review:

"A geographer by training, Winchester, the Asia-Pacific editor of Conde Nast Traveler magazine, decided that traveling from the end of the 3,965-mile Yangtze River toward the source would allow him to journey deep into the heart of China....An interesting, informative, well-written account..." Library Journal

Review:

"A journalist who has written extensively about Asia (Pacific Rising; The Sun Never Sets) and spent nine years in Hong Kong making frequent visits inland, Winchester is comfortable with the country's long, complex history and politics, and he writes about them with an easy grace that defies the usual picture of China as an enigma wrapped in a conundrum." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[A] sometimes grumpy, always fact-filled book: the poor Chinese never seem to know — or care — that they're making a mess of things." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"[A] compelling, erudite account....Winchester seemed destined to write this fluent chronicle, both satisfying and intriguing." Booklist

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [395]-400) and index.

About the Author

Simon Winchester is the author of The Map That Changed the World, The Professor and the Madman, and The Fracture Zone, among many other titles. He lives in Massachusetts and in the Western Isles of Scotland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805055085
Subtitle:
A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time
Author:
Winchester, Simon
Publisher:
Holt Paperbacks
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
China
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Yangtze river and valley
Subject:
Yangtze River Region (China) Description and travel.
Subject:
Yangtze River Region
Subject:
Yangtze River Region (China)
Edition Number:
1st Owl Book ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19971015
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 x 1.09 in

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Product details 432 pages Owl Publishing Company - English 9780805055085 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A geographer by training, Winchester, the Asia-Pacific editor of Conde Nast Traveler magazine, decided that traveling from the end of the 3,965-mile Yangtze River toward the source would allow him to journey deep into the heart of China....An interesting, informative, well-written account..."
"Review" by , "A journalist who has written extensively about Asia (Pacific Rising; The Sun Never Sets) and spent nine years in Hong Kong making frequent visits inland, Winchester is comfortable with the country's long, complex history and politics, and he writes about them with an easy grace that defies the usual picture of China as an enigma wrapped in a conundrum."
"Review" by , "[A] sometimes grumpy, always fact-filled book: the poor Chinese never seem to know — or care — that they're making a mess of things."
"Review" by , "[A] compelling, erudite account....Winchester seemed destined to write this fluent chronicle, both satisfying and intriguing."
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