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Judy Bonavia

Full Name: Judy Bonavia
Number of Works: 11
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ISBN: 962217325X, 9789622173255
Keywords: river, yangzi
Pages: 208
Published: 1986
  • Rating: 60%

From the wild windswept snowfields of its source in Tibet, to the rich farmlands of its delta on the Yellow Sea, the mighty Yangzi has always had symbolic and practical significance for the Chinese. They refer to it simply as Changjiang, or the Long River. Nearly 4,000 miles long, the Yangzi is China's main artery, supporting a third of its people; it also serves as the country's major commercial waterway. This detailed guide to the river and its environs includes practical information on sights and accommodation. Illustrated by exceptional color photography and informative maps and plans, it
ISBN: 9622174795, 9789622174795
Keywords: river, yangzi
Pages: 208
Published: 1997
ISBN: 0835112276, 9780835112277
Keywords: peking, guide
Pages: 96
Published: 1983
ISBN: 0844289132, 9780844289137
Keywords: kong, hong, essential
Pages: 128
Published: 1990
ISBN: 9622176062, 9789622176065
Keywords: road, silk
Pages: 336
Published: 1999
  • Rating: 60%
ISBN: 9622177905, 9789622177901
Keywords: asia, central, china, xinjiang
Pages: 304
Published: 2008

The enormous area now known as China's Xinjiang Province came to prominence with the rise of the Silk Road two millennia ago. For centuries its nomadic peoples and city-states were subject to both religious and economic influences from India, Greece, Persia and of course China, resulting in a land rich with archeological and cultural treasures. However, Xinjiang's appeal extends beyond its Silk Road legacy. Occupying one-sixth of China's territory, this Alaska-size province is home to 13 distinct nationalities, one of the world's harshest but most bewitching desert regions, and little-explored