Yellow River Odyssey by Bill Porter
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0988769301 | 284 pages | EPUB | 11 MB
Bill Porter follows the Yellow River, the worlds sixth longest river, from its mouth to its source high in the Tibetan Plateau, a journey of more than three thousand miles through nine Chinese provinces. The trip takes the master translator into what was once the cradle of Chinese civilization and to the hometowns and graves of key historical figures such as Confucius, Mencius, Lao - tzu, and Chuang - tzu. Porters depth of knowledge of Chinese history and culture is unparalleled. Yellow River Odyssey, already a bestseller in China, reveals a complex, fascinating, contradictory country. Porter masterfully digs beneath Chinas present - day materialism and the deep wounds of the Cultural Revolution to get at the roots of Chinese culture. And he does so with an ever - present wit and a keen eye for the telling detail. The book also includes more than fifty black - and - white photographs taken by Porter during his travels.
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