Behind The Wall
Having learned Mandarin, and travelling alone by foot, bicycle and train, Colin Thubron set off on a 10,000 mile journey from Beijing to the borders of Burma. He travelled through the wind-swept wastes of the Gobi desert and finished at the far end of the Great Wall.
What Thubron reveals is an astonishing diversity, a land whose still unmeasured resources strain to meet an awesome demand, and an ancient people still reeling from the devastation of the Cultural Revolution.
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Review: Behind the Wall: A Journey Through ChinaUser Review - Les Dangerfield - Goodreads
This is about his travels around China in about 1986 so sees a very different country to modern day China, I'm sure. Overall it gave me a better feel for China than I had before - including geography ... Read full review
Review: Behind the Wall: A Journey Through ChinaUser Review - Edgar - Goodreads
This book, as well as being an interesting travelogue, provides a valuable historical perspective on China after emerging from its 20th century nightmare, the Cultural Revolution, not to mention The ... Read full review