Published September 2000
1088 pp / 32 pp color / 220 maps
by Caroline Liou
China is a fascinating and perplexing empire of
stark contrasts: communist bastion and economic powerhouse; misty hilltops
and scorched landscapes; yak-herding Tibetan villages and teeming
industrial sprawl. Let this groundbreaking guide immerse you in the
culture, customs and cuisine of the oldest civilization on the planet.
- more than 220 maps with English and Chinese,
plus city maps featuring Chinese script
- user-friendly Mandarin, Cantonese, Tibetan,
Uyghur and Portuguese language chapter
- thousands of places to stay, from backpackers'
meccas and secluded monasteries to Shanghai's swanky suites