Cathay: A Journey in Search of Old China

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Prentice Hall Press, 1991 - China - 304 pages
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An exquisitely realized account of one man's pilgrimage in China's forbidden past. For Fergus Bordewich, entering the labyrinth that is China and finding vestiges of a rapidly vanishing world was the challenge of a lifetime, and his eye-opening revelations offer a China to tantalize the eye and the imagination.

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CHAPTER SEVEN The Mountain God
CHAPTER EIGHT The Ten Thousand Things

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Fergus M. Bordewich is the author of several books, among them "Washington: The Making of the American Capital";" Bound for Canaan", a national history of the Underground Railroad; and "America's Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Compromise That Preserved the Union", which won the Los Angeles Times" Book Prize in history. His articles have appeared in many magazines and newspapers. He lives in San Francisco. Visit him at

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