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The River at the Center of the World A Journey Up the Yangtze Back in Chinese TimeE has throughout history also linked China to the outside River at the Center of PDFEPUBworld through its nearly miles of navigable waters To travel those waters is to travel back in history to sense the soul of China and Simon Winchester takes us with him as he encounters the essence of the nation its history and politics its geography and climate He engages with the. Inspired by Ten Thousand Li up the Yangzi River by Wang Hui a 53 foot long scroll painting Winchester decides to travel from mouth to source of the Yangtze River a journey of some 3900 milesThe trip was undertaken mid 90's which is relevant for the water levels and accessibility of the river as the Three gorges Dam was partly constructed but at this point only uite lowWell written and kept at an enjoyable pace the intent was the further up the river he travelled the further back in history the story would delve It sort of worked out that was but of course the story was influenced by the geographyHe does a fine job of briefly telling some of the history of the region and of China in general and does a good job of explaining the often complex situations in a readable and understandable wayThis like most of his other travel works is a success for meprobably his best along with Krakatoa

Simon Winchester ☆ 7 Read

At the PDF #205 Rising from the mountains of the Tibetan border the river that is The River ePUB #8608 the symbolic heart of China courses through miles of rugged country before River at the MOBI #242 emerging into the oily swells of the East China Sea Connecting China’s heartland River at the Center of PDFEPUBcities with the volatile coastal giant Shanghai the Yangtz. I read a previous book by this author which I enjoyed so I decided to try another and I'm glad I did He travels up the Yangtze in this from the ocean to close to its source a bit short of 4000 miles He uses various forms of transport and the travels are interesting However this is not really a travel book per se This is far a journey through China's history really I'd confess to being less than knowledgeable on this subject However this is written in a very accessible way and I enjoyed most of it Much of it relates to Imperialism generally that of China but also that of nations that sought to exploit China It also looks at some issues where China is the one who exploits This would include subjects such as Tibet and the Three Gorges dam so there is balance thereIf I were being picky I'd say I'd have liked some photographs though it might have been difficult to get them he is often out of bounds Eually the very small maps at the start of each chapter were too small to see never mind make sense of Happily recommended to anyone who this interests though

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characters The River at the Center of the World A Journey Up the Yangtze Back in Chinese Time ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¹ [BOOKS] ✪ The River at the Center of the World A Journey Up the Yangtze Back in Chinese Time By Simon Winchester – DogsaloCountry’s culture and its people in remote and almost inaccessible places Winchester recalls his passionate exploration of the countryside employing nearly every mode of transportation including boat train jeep and shoe leather while providing important and engaging historical information This is travel writing at its best lively informative and thoroughly enchanting. I wanted to punch this author repeatedly over the course of the book Two stars only because it had a lot of good information but I’ll never be reading another Simon Winchester book again Freaking jerk