Behind the Wall: A Journey Through China

Behind the Wall: A Journey Through China

ISBN: 0099459329

ISBN 13: 9780099459323

Publication Date: April 01, 2004

Publisher: Vintage

Pages: 320

Format: Paperback

Author: Colin Thubron

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Having learned Mandarin, and travelling alone by foot, bicycle and train, Colin Thubron sets off on a 10,000 mile journey from Beijing to Tibet, starting from a tropical paradise near the Burmese border to the windswept wastes of the Gobi desert and the far end of the Great Wall. What Thubron reveals is an astonishing diversity, a land whose still unmeasured resources strain to meet an awesome demand, and an ancient people still reeling from the devastation of the Cultural Revolution.

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