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The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time
Winchester, Simon
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Format: Paperback, 414pp.
Date of publication: Apr 01 2004
Publisher: Picador USA
ISBN-13: 9780312423377
Dimensions: 20.83 cm. (length) X 13.97 cm. (width) X 2.03 cm. (thickness)
Weight: 340 grams

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It is the symbolic heart of China. Rising in the mountains of the Tibetan border, it pierces 3,900 miles of rugged country before debouching into the oily swells of the East China Sea. Its path embraces every geographic feature and almost every ethnic group, and its banks are home to both scenic splendor and foul industrial pollution. Connecting China's heartland cities with that volatile coastal giant Shanghai, it has also historically connected China to the outside world through its nearly one thousand miles of navigable waters. And to travel up those waters is to travel back in history, to sense the soul of China. Long off-limits to foreigners, the far reaches of the Yangtze are still off-limits to most tourists and travelers simply by dint of the difficulty in traversing the terrain. But, for Simon Winchester, traveling the length of this mighty river was a lifelong dream and, together with a Chinese companion, he set out to do just that. The result is this unforgettable... [More...] [Edit review] [Delete review]
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