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Free download ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¶ Simon Winchester

characters The River at the Center of the World A Journey Up the Yangtze Back in Chinese Time Read The River at the Center of the World A Journey Up the Yangtze Back in Chinese Time 107 T Shanghai it has also historically connected China to the outside world through its nearly one thousand miles of navigable waters To travel those waters is to travel back in history to sense the soul of China and Simon Winchester takes us along with him a Inspired by Ten Thousand Li up the Yangzi River by Wang Hui a 53 foot long scroll painting Winchester decides to travel from mouth to source of the Yangtze River a journey of some 3900 milesThe trip was undertaken mid 90 s which is relevant for the water levels and accessibility of the river as the Three gorges Dam was partly constructed but at this point only uite lowWell written and kept at an enjoyable pace the intent was the further up the river he travelled the further back in history the story would delve It sort of worked out that was but of course the story was influenced by the geographyHe does a fine job of briefly telling some of the history of the region and of China in general and does a good job of explaining the often complex situations in a re

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

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

characters The River at the Center of the World A Journey Up the Yangtze Back in Chinese Time Read The River at the Center of the World A Journey Up the Yangtze Back in Chinese Time 107 Rising in the mountains of the Tibetan border the Yangtze River the symbolic heart of China pierces 3900 miles of rugged country before debouching into the oily swells of the East China Sea Connecting China's heartland cities with the volatile coastal gian At over 3900 miles long the Yangtze is the river that divides China South of the river is the rice growing part of China and north of it wheat is grown But this divide also brings together the nation as it supports millions of people livelihoods and hold the keys to some of China s earliest archaeology and historyStarting at the mouth of the river in the city of Shanghai Winchester and his companion Lily travel through a series of landscapes that are stark polluted varied and at times utterly beautiful Traveling by boat on the river for a lots of the journey he describes the people that he meets the landscapes he sees and writes about the changes that this river will suffer at the hand of manHe is not scared to write critically of the Chinese government in pa

Free download ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¶ Simon Winchester

characters The River at the Center of the World A Journey Up the Yangtze Back in Chinese Time Read The River at the Center of the World A Journey Up the Yangtze Back in Chinese Time 107 S he encounters the essence of China its history and politics its geography and climate as well as engage in its culture and its people in remote and almost inaccessible places This is travel writing at its best lively informative and thoroughly enchanting I wanted to punch this author repeatedly over the course of the book Two stars only because it had a lot of good information but I ll never be reading another Simon Winchester book again Freaking jerk

  • Paperback
  • 416
  • The River at the Center of the World A Journey Up the Yangtze Back in Chinese Time
  • Simon Winchester
  • English
  • 27 June 2019
  • 9780312423377