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Sources of Chinese Tradition by William Theodore De Bary, Irene Bloom, Joseph Adler
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This masterful compilation is the most comprehensive sourcebook of chinese civilization ever published in a Western language.

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River Town : Two Years on the Yangtze by Peter Hessler
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In 1996, 26-year-old Peter Hessler arrived in Fuling, a town on China's Yangtze River, to begin a two-year Peace Corps stint as a teacher at the local college. Along with fellow teacher Adam Meier, the two are the first foreigners to be in this part of the Sichuan province for 50 years. Expecting a calm couple of years, Hessler at first does not realize the social, cu...


Lonely Planet China (China, 8th Ed) by Damian, Harper, Marie Cambon, Katja Gaskell, Thomas Huhti, Bradley Mayhew, Korina Miller, Mielikki Org
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From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you're going there, chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most jaded globetrotters. Lonely Planet has been perfecting its guidebooks ...


Insight Map Beijing: Fleximap Plus Travel Information by American Map Publishing
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Iron and Silk by Mark Salzman
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In 1982, Salzman flew off to teach English in Changsha, China. He writes of bureaucrats, students and Cultural Revolution survivors, stripping none of their complexity and humanity. He's gentle with their idiocies, saving his sharpest barbs for himself (it's his pants that split from zipper to waist whilst demonstrating martial arts in Canton). Though dribs of history...


In The Empire of Genghis Khan: An Amazing Odyssey Through the Lands of the Most Feared Conquerors in History by Stanley Stewart
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Stewart, a British journalist and travel writer (Old Serpent Nile), takes a 1,000-mile horseback journey across Mongolia, the homeland of Genghis Khan. The author has a gift for merging history and anecdote and succeeds in engaging the reader throughout this informed narrative. Although their culture is dying out, nomadic Mongolians still live in gers (woo...


A Daughter of Han: The Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman by Lao Toai-Toai Ning, Ning L. T'Ai-T'ai, Ida Pruitt, Lao T'Ai-T'ai Ning
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Ning Lao T'ai-t'ai, born in the seventh year of T'ung Chih, 1867, lived a full and difficult life; she bore and buried children, worked as a maidservant, begged for food, and felt pride in her old age by sharing a home with her son and his family. A lively, driven woman who wants only to provide for her family, often without t...


Insight Guide China (China, 2002) by Scott Rutherford
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Fodor's Citypack Beijing, 2nd Edition by Fodor's
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This all-in-one pocket-sized set includes the essentials for an enjoyable trip to Beijing. All entries are keyed to the full-color fold-out map that's included. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Lonely Planet Beijing (Beijing, 5th Ed) by Damian Harper
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Tastier than birds-nest soup, Lonely Planet;s Beijing will have you shopping like an emperor, feasting on Imperial cuisine and scaling the dizzying heights of the Great Wall. And that’s just the weekend!

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Lonely Planet Korea (Korea, 5th Ed) by Robert Storey, Alex English, Alexander English
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Here is essential information for travelers on holiday or on business, with full details on transportation, Seoul restaurants, accommodations and sights, and 60 detailed maps accompanied by English and Korean script. color. 60 maps. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Chinese in 10 Minutes a Day by Kristine K. Kershul
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National Geographic Traveler China (National Geographic Traveler) by Damian Harper
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Insight Map Shanghai: Fleximap Plus Travel Information by Apa Publications, American Map Corporation
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Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya, Eighth Edition by Stan Armington
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Everest, Annapurna, Kanchenjunga, Machhapuchhare, Makalu - a roll call of inspiration awaits trekkers in the Nepal Himalaya. Discover its famous peaks and unique culture in this authoritative guide by one of the region's most experiences trekkers.

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Frommer's China: The 50 Most Memorable Trips, Third Edition by J. D. Brown
Publisher : Frommer
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Pocket size guide provides everything you need to know to take a journey to the highlights of China. Includes personal, first-hand descriptions; tips for navigating China's languages, cultures, cuisines, and customs; the best places to stay and dine throughout the country; and more than 60 city and regional maps. Previous edition: c2000. Softcover.

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The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time by Simon Winchester
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British born author Simon Winchester lived in Hong Kong before setting off on a journey up the Chang Jiang or Yangtze River as it is most often referred to in the West. In The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze and Back in Chinese Time, he chronicles his adventures across China along the 3,964-mile River. Employing nearly every mode of t...


Fodor's China, 3rd Edition : The Guide for All Budgets, Completely Updated, with Many Maps and Travel Tips by Fodor's
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No matter what your budget or whether it's your first trip or fifteenth, Fodor's Gold Guides get you where you want to go. In this completely up-to-date guide our experts who live in China give you the inside track, showing you all the things to see and do -- from must-see sights to off-the-beaten-path adventures, from shopping to outdoor fun. Fodor's China show...


Lonely Planet Hong Kong, Macau (10th Edition) by Damian Harper, Steve Fallon, Stephen Fallon
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A tale of two cities: Hong Kong, reclaimed from rock, sea and sky; Macau, Europe's first enclave in Asia. Vivid, varied, fascinating and flavoursome. And that's just what they've got in common!

  • hikes and haunts: discover the hidden secrets of urban and rural Hong Kong
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The River's Tale : A Year on the Mekong by Edward Gargan
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"The Mekong scours some of the saddest history of recent years," writes Edward A. Gargan in this richly described and melancholic tale of his journey through Tibet, China, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Thirty years after landing in jail for refusing to register for the draft, the war-protester-turned-foreign-correspondent decided to see for himself how these countries ...


My Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David-Neel
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In any time, Alexandra David-Neel would have been considered an extraordinary woman, but in the Victorian era, she was truly exceptional. Born in 1868, David-Neel eschewed the dances, dinners, and formal marriages common to women of her era and social standing in order to indulge her fierce independence and insatiable intellectual curiosity. Her interest in comparativ...


The Last Secrets of the Silk Road: In the Footsteps of Marco Polo by Horse and Camel by Countess Alexandra Tolstoy
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After graduating from the University of Edinburgh in the summer of 1996, Alexandra Tolstoy began working for an investment banking firm in New York and London, only to quit within a year. Like many twentysomethings, she longed to travel, to find adventure. Soon those longings found their outlet, when she learned that an acquaintance dreamed of riding across Centr...


Lonely Planet Mongolia by Robert Storey, Bradley Mayhew
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Still the only travel guide available to one of the most remote--yet fastest-changing--destinations on earth, this completely updated edition contains 46 maps, with map keys in Mongolian and English script, transportation and accommodation details, and background information on the history and culture of the region. 46 maps. color photos. --This text refers to an out o...


Lonely Planet Beijing City Map (Maps & Atlases) by Lonely Planet Publications
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  1. Around Beijing
  2. Central Beijing
  3. The Forbidden City
  4. Summer Palace
  5. Badaling Great Wall
  6. Greater Beijing
  7. Unique Lonely Planet Bicycle Tour
  8. Index of all Streets & Sights
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Lonely Planet Taiwan (Taiwan, 5th Ed) by Robert Storey
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Taiwan - a fascinating island that balances Chinese tradition with new-world technology. Whitewater raft through spectacular mountain scenery, explore old underground military bases, or wander through the world’s finest Chinese art museum - this guide has it all.

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