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The Sky Is My Ceiling: Biking China's Border
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Adventure and travel pictorial memoir by Yu Juanjuan. From September 1987 through July 1989, Yu Juanjuan bicycled around the border of China, and in the process changed Chinese women’s history.... More > Starting from Beijing with four team members, she experienced the loss of three, who dropped out early, leaving her with only one team member, Wang. For the majority of the 22 month trip, she faced most of the diverse challenges – the demanding terrain, the reaction from natives of cities and villages she visited, the wildly fluctuating weather, the need for funding, and those arising from the fact that she was a young woman – alone. Since then, nobody has been able to duplicate her feat, man or woman. The strength of this remarkable woman’s story – a product of the intersection of Communist and modern China – results in a compelling richly illustrated book documenting the enormity of her success.< Less