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100 days on a bicycle By Daniel Herstedt
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On top of his career Daniel Herstedt finds himself locked into the routines of everyday life. Instead of accepting his fate he gives up his job and the comfort of home, and sets out on a... More > long-distance bicycle journey. As an all-out rookie he not only commits to the challenge, but seeks to accomplish the endeavour in exactly 100 days. The result is an action-packed adventure through remote villages, chaotic city traffic, along rivers and an open vast ocean in Vietnam, up sheer and rugged roads to 3000-meter mountaintops and downhill to valleys of lush, emerald-colored rice fields in China – over stunning scenery and bracing, foreign landscapes, which may cause you to contemplate your own unrivaled getaway.< Less
Traders of the Golden Triangle By Andrew Forbes & David Henley
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During the latter half of the twentieth century the little-known and often lawless region where Laos, Burma, Thailand and China meet has become known and widely romanticised as ‘The Golden... More > Triangle’. Originally a Western designation applied to the region because of its wealth in jade, silver, rubies, lumber, rare animal products and, above all, opium, the name has stuck and is today accepted both in Chinese and in Thai. By reputation, by very definition, the area is off the beaten track. The home of drug warlords, arms dealers, insurgent armies, latter-day slave traders and plain, old-fashioned bandits, it is also the home of an extraordinarily wide range of colourful ethnic minorities, many still only partly known and understood, and a veritable Tower of Babel linguistically. 36,500 words, 70 historical images, 46 contemporary images, 5 maps, Bibliography< Less
Silk Sermons By D. Stanley Moore
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An American Family Teaches in China In 1988, Stanley Moore went with his wife Janice to teach in China. They were invited by the Southwest China Teachers' University in Sichuan province not far from... More > Chongqing on the Jialing River, a tributary to the Yangzi. Their first academic year in China ended with the Tiananmen Square events of the spring of 1989. Two years later, in the fall of 1990, the Moores returned with their son Douglas; all three taught at the Yunnan Education College in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province. Their students guided them on trips to Chengdu, to Tibet, to Xi Shuang Ba Na, the homeland of Buddhist ethnic minorities near the Burmese border. This account describes their exchanges of ideas, travels, and friendships.< Less
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The Sand Mandala By Gary Hurlstone
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Love, like a sand mandala’s beauty, has to fade. Or does it? Jamie Davidson’s about to find out as he takes the Cotton Road out of Manchester and joins the Silk Road into China in search... More > of a woman he met in Guanzhou, the enigmatic, Autumn. In an exotic journey across the mountains of Yunnan, the Water Towns of Xitang and the riot torn streets of Lhasa, Jamie realises there is a darker side to Autumn. He has become unwittingly mixed up in the Fujian underworld of Snakehead crime. Drug running, people trafficking and unbridled passion: Jamie Davidson is about to enter the dragon’s mouth.Can love and the spectre of childhood promises keep him alive?< Less
Across Mongolian Plains By Roy Chapman Andrews
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During 1916-1917 the First Asiatic Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History carried on zoölogical explorations along the frontiers of Tibet and Burma in the little known province of... More > Yün-nan, China... It was always the intention of the American Museum to continue the Asiatic investigations, and my presence in China on other work in 1918 gave the desired opportunity at the conclusion of the war... The present book is the narrative of our work and travels. As in "Camps and Trails" I have written it entirely from the sportsman's standpoint and have purposely avoided scientific details which would prove uninteresting or wearisome to the general public...< Less
Warlords, Communists, U.S. Generals & Politicians -- An Inside View of China As Seen In 1950 By Jinsen Li
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With Chinese-American relationships of such great importance for the future of the world, this book can help us understand where we are today through its story of the past. The author grew up in a... More > ruling family in Yunnan, the Chinese province next to Vietnam, and came to America to study. His family had close relationships with political and military leaders of China and America. When he left China, Yunnanese leaders were hoping to be independent from the Communists and to have American support to be an independent country. The book tells of everyday life there as well as giving a real inside view of the tumult in China in the 1940’s and America’s reaction to it.< Less
les fleurs des montagnes chinoises et himalayennes By cédric BASSET
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Enfin un ouvrage en français sur la grande diversité des fleurs sauvages de Chine et d'Himalaya. Plus de 950 plantes décrites et illustrées par un botaniste-photographe... More > spécialiste de la flore asiatique.< Less
Adventures in Multicultural China By Jacob Lotinga
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Adventures in Multicultural China aims to raise awareness of the rich cultural diversity that exists in China. This illustrated travelogue transports the reader to Yunnan province to see how... More > Naxi and Bai cultures are plagued by tourism; to Guizhou to mingle with the Miao, whose three-storey wooden homes are nail-free, and the elusive Buyi. Armchair travellers will visit Sichuan province’s earthquake-struck northwest, where the Qiang rub shoulders with Tibetans, while Yi people in Sichuan's south still remember slavery. In Multicultural China, mesmerising landscapes are outdone only by remarkable characters drawn from diverse walks of life. Chat with a Naxi shaman-priest and Bai cultural researchers. View the Miao people’s ancestral drum in the company of a chieftain who doubles as a schoolteacher. Sip green tea with Qiang people who struggle to rebuild their homes and lives in the aftermath of the 2008 Sichuan quake. These are the inhabitants of Multicultural China.< Less
Adventures in Multicultural China By Jacob Lotinga
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Adventures in Multicultural China aims to raise awareness of the rich cultural diversity that exists in China. This illustrated travelogue transports the reader to Yunnan province to see how... More > Naxi and Bai cultures are plagued by tourism; to Guizhou to mingle with the Miao, whose three-storey wooden homes are nail-free, and the elusive Buyi. Armchair travellers will visit Sichuan province’s earthquake-struck northwest, where the Qiang rub shoulders with Tibetans, while Yi people in Sichuan's south still remember slavery. In Multicultural China, mesmerising landscapes are outdone only by remarkable characters drawn from diverse walks of life. Chat with a Naxi shaman-priest and Bai cultural researchers. View the Miao people’s ancestral drum in the company of a chieftain who doubles as a schoolteacher. Sip green tea with Qiang people who struggle to rebuild their homes and lives in the aftermath of the 2008 Sichuan quake. These are the inhabitants of Multicultural China.< Less

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