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CHINA

Book number: 93517 Product format: Unknown Author: PEGGY KAMES

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Modern megacities, breathtaking natural backdrops, and a varied cultural landscape with a long tradition - China captivates with its contrasts and unbelievable diversity. The most populous country in the world can be seen here in over 500 impressive photographs. The mighty rivers like the Li weaving between mountain peaks, Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong with skyscraper peaks of a different kind, the Badain Jaran Desert in Inner Mongolia, rice terraces, pink cherry blossom, icy mountains and the giant Buddha at Leshan (Sichuan) plus of course the Terracotta Warriors, dragons, gardens, street food, Buddhist art, silk, the panda, ceramics and porcelain and handicrafts, New Year, traditional Chinese medicine, the importance of tea, traditional clothing, Sichuan cooking and Cantonese cuisine, seafood, the British crown colony, Hong Kong, plant symbolism plus Macao, Harnan and Taiwan and Taiwanese food, characters and calligraphy. Then there's the great cities like Beijing and Peking (and duck), all from the land of paper, book printing, black powder and the compass, the four great inventions of antiquity. Chinese philosophers like Confucius, Buddhism, martial arts and of course the cuisine have long been part of our lives in this diverse country of superlatives and the largest producer of rice and tea. 500 plus stunning full page colour photos. Maps. Text in six languages. Softback, 17 x 20.8cm, 648pp.
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ISBN 9783741925177

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