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Interest in China has never been greater — the country’s economy is booming. Organized geographically, the main section of the book enables readers to experience the beauty and diversity of the country’s multifaceted provinces. In these chapters, the day-to-day lives of the people in China and the complex dialogue between tradition and modernity in contemporary Chinese society are depicted through vibrant images and text. The sections are cross-referenced against one another. Introductory texts give brief surveys of each region‘s history and special features, whilst futher detail is provided in the illustrations‘ captions.


160 x 230 mm, 6.3 x 9.06 inch

512 pages

ca. 600 illustrations

Published 2008

Rights sold: Germany, UK, Australia, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, France, Spain