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 - Billpilgrim - Goodreads
I've been reading this book on and off, now and then, over a long period. I finally decided to just finish it. It's not that I didn't like the book. It is excellent, really. Thubron is a very ... Read full review
Review: Behind the Wall: A Journey Through ChinaUser Review - Terri Adamson - Goodreads
Another great book from Colin Thubron. Although a little dated it still gives a good insight into how people from China viewed 'outsiders' not so long ago. Many had never seen a European before and ... Read full review