Download PDF by Liam D'Arcy-Brown: The Emperor's River: Travels to the Heart of a Resurgent

By Liam D'Arcy-Brown

ISBN-10: 1903070708

ISBN-13: 9781903070703

A glance China's contemporary cultural reinterpretation of the oldest canal on the earth, dug whilst Confucius used to be alive, alongside which has traveled not just shipment yet rules, customs, and dialects
 
The face of contemporary China is altering. Liam D'Arcy-Brown travels the size of the Grand Canal, a logo of nationwide id, chinese language delight, and cultural fulfillment. For people with an curiosity in China and its tradition, humans, or historical past, this e-book presents an exhilarating, attention-grabbing, and well-written account of the navigation of the lifeblood of a emerging power—the Grand Canal of China. At
more than 1,100 miles lengthy, and relationship again to the fifth century BC, the Grand Canal of China is the world’s longest synthetic waterway and its oldest operating canal. notwithstanding a resource of significant nationwide satisfaction to the chinese language, one in every of China’s such a lot economically vital delivery routes, and the potential savior of a quickly desiccating Beijing, it hasn't ever been investigated by way of international writers and tourists. the 1st non-Chinese to have made this trip because the 1780s, Liam D’Arcy-Brown traveled from Hangzhou to Beijing alongside the Grand Canal by means of barges,
boats, and highway and right here tells his tales.

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