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Beijing - Portrait of a City


Beijing Portrait of a City is a captivating collection of stories, essays, poetry and reminiscence by leading China authors, storytellers and academics, about a city they know from the inside.

The book is the shared work of some of the city's finest writers who lead us through 'hutong' alleys, antique markets, artists' communities, gay bars, parks and the nostalgic streets of memory. They beguile with poems, amuse with camel anecdotes and thrill with two murder stories - one a genuine antique, the other a fictional contemporary. They take us back to the often-ignored Mongolian roots of the city and project forward to ask whether spectacular modern architecture will suffice to return Beijing to what it sees as its ancient place at the centre of the world.

Compiled by Alexandra Pearson and Lucy Cavender, the book interweaves its written work with a collection of wry and telling photographs of different aspects of the city, creating a compelling portrait of Beijing.

The contributors - including Zhu We

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Cordee Code: CTA754
Author: Alexandra Pearson and Lucy Cavender
No of Pages: 174
Page Size: 231 x 260 mm
ISBN 10: 9622178030
ISBN 13: 9789622178038
Publisher: Airphoto Int (Odyssey Guides)
Published Date: June 2009
Binding: Paperback (flapped)
Illustrations: 40 b/w photos
Weight: 770g

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