Synopses & Reviews
This attractive little volume is the perfect stocking stuffer for any Sinophile: its 238 breathtaking color photographs take us on a visual journey through the greatest splendors of Chinas varied geography and the chief monuments of its 5,000-year-old civilization. These remarkable images show us the countrys most famous landmarkslike the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and the terra-cotta army of the First Qin Emperoras we have never seen them before, and provide us with a spectacular introduction to less familiar but just as fascinating attractions, like the great tulous, or earthen houses, of Fujian Province; the terraced fields of Yuanyang County; and the multicolored travertine lakes of Huanglong Valley. Extended captions at the back of the book provide a concise introduction to the history and significance of each of the forty-four locales depicted, twenty-eight of which have been designated as World Heritage sites.
Praise for the deluxe edition of China:
"Beautifully crafted full-color images that are certain to take your breath away. It takes a book of this magnitude to even attempt to capture the natural and cultural wonders of this land." Shutterbug Magazine
"The ultimate China lover's Christmas present. This is not just any book. The images . . . are breathtakingartistic, unseen shots of both iconic and obscure destinations." Condé Nast Traveler
"Travelers, nature gazers, and dreamers will love this book." Library Journal
About the Author
is general manager of CYPI Press, a leading Chinese publisher.
Ming Tan is a noted Chinese photographer.