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Renaissance of the Middle Kingdom

Home to one-quarter of the world's population and heir to the richest civilization in history, China continues to exert a magnetic attraction on visitors. Archeological treasures, architectural masterpieces, stunning natural beauty and the inexhaustible variety of its people make any visit to China an unforgettable experience.

China has so many diverse regions that visitors often have difficulty in knowing where to begin. This guide helps narrow the options. As well as detailed descriptions of the major cities and their environs, a selection of suggested expeditions for the more adventurous includes all the major tourist sites, the more remote provinces and several climbable mountains. Special sections examine such topics as Chinese opera, calligraphy and painting and opportunities for seeing unique wildlife.


“...Full of historical information; the one to read before you go...” - Times (London)

“...A handsomely illustrated, compact guide...strong on culture...” - Longitude Books

“...The China Guide Series...has done a great deal to open visitors' eyes to less well-known locations , which can offer the traveler unique ranges of sights and experiences...” - Far Eastern Economic Review


+ The concise introduction to China 'then' and China 'now'.

+ Now featuring World Heritage Sites: China's thirty top cultural and scenic treasures.

+ This classic, strong seller (over 150,000 in print) completely redesigned and thoroughly updated.

+ Coverage on select remote regions as well as the most visited cities and sites.

+ Top museums

+ Beautifully illustrated

+ Resident writers and researchers.

+ Comprehensive list of websites for up-to-date practicalities and further research and reading.

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China - Renaissance of the Middle Kingdom


Charis Chan - Author
Neil Art - Author
Paul Mooney - Author
Anthony Cassidy - Photographer


Publication Date : January 2006
Category : TRAVEL/China
Paperback ISBN 13 : 978-962-217-750-5
Edition : Eighth Edition
Paperback Price : US$ 22.95, GB£ 14.95
Format : 8in x 5.5in
Pages : 440
Photos : 126 color
Maps : 15

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