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  • Paperback
  • 448
  • The River at the Center of the World A Journey Up the Yangtze Back in Chinese Time
  • Simon Winchester
  • English
  • 22 October 2018
  • 9781554684816
The River at the Center of the World A Journey Up the Yangtze Back in Chinese Time

review Ò The River at the Center of the World A Journey Up the Yangtze Back in Chinese Time Simon Winchester » 3 characters download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB » Simon Winchester N remote and almost inaccessible places Winchester recalls his passionate exploration of the countryside employing nearly every mode of transportation including boat train jeep and shoe leather while providing important and engaging historical information This is travel writing at its best lively informative and thoroughly enchantin Fabulous fascinating once of the most in depth intriguing travelogues I have read If one day someone asks me if I ve traveled the Yangtze and I accidentally answer oh yes well this book is the cause Imagimorphia remote and almost inaccessible places Winchester The Book of Beginnings It's Just Us Here recalls his passionate exploration of the countryside employing nearly every mode of transportation including boat train jeep and shoe leather while providing important and engaging historical information This is travel writing at its best lively informative and thoroughly enchantin Fabulous fascinating once of the most in depth intriguing travelogues I have The Homelanders The Homelanders #1 4 read If one day someone asks me if I ve traveled the Yangtze and I accidentally answer oh yes well this book is the cause

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review Ò The River at the Center of the World A Journey Up the Yangtze Back in Chinese Time Simon Winchester » 3 characters download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB » Simon Winchester E outside world through its nearly 1000 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 with him as he encounters the essence of the nation its history and politics its geography and climate He engages with the country’s culture and its people i For someone who lived in Hong Kong for years speaks Mandarin and wrote this 400 page tome about his voyage up the length of the Yangtze author Simon Winchester doesn t like China very much He sees Shanghai as a crassly commercial whorehouse Wuhan as too polluted Chonging as ugly and most of the villages he encounters sualid Yet he excoriates an Italian expatriate living in central China who like him seems to hate the place Only the pastoral town of Lijiang near the end of the book earns his approval He may be right that China s government has sacrificed the Chinese countryside for the sake of its economy but he is not a sympathetic person and I felt sorry for his long suffering travel companion Lily who is Chinese While Winchester is a learned man with a vast vocabulary I found the book long and his sneering tone tiresome Lila and Alex short story Lila #21 right that China s government has sacrificed the Chinese countryside for the sake of its economy but he is not a sympathetic person and I felt sorry for his long suffering travel companion Lily who is Chinese While Winchester is a learned man with a vast vocabulary I found the book long and his sneering tone tiresome

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