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The river at the center of the world: a journey up the Yangtze, and back in Chinese time
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New York : Picador/Henry Holt and Company, 2004.
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xviii, 414 pages : maps ; 21 cm
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951.24 W759 2004
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Rising in the Mountains of the Tibetan Border, the River That many regard as the symbolic heart of China pierces 3,900 miles of rugged country before debouching into the oily swells of the East China Sea. Connecting China's heartland cities with the volatile coastal giant Shanghai, the Yangtze has also historically connected China to the outside world through its nearly one thousand miles of navigable waters. To travel the vast extent of the river is to travel back in history, to sense the soul of China, and this Simon Winchester does, taking us along with him as he encounters the very essence of China -- its history and politics, its geography, climate, and culture, and above all its people, many of them in remote and almost inaccessible places. This is travel writing at its best: lively, informative, and thoroughly engaging.

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First Picador edition.
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"With a new afterword by the author"--Cover.
General Note
Originally published: New York : H. Holt, 1996.
General Note
Various printings.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-404) and index.
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Rising in the Mountains of the Tibetan Border, the River That many regard as the symbolic heart of China pierces 3,900 miles of rugged country before debouching into the oily swells of the East China Sea. Connecting China's heartland cities with the volatile coastal giant Shanghai, the Yangtze has also historically connected China to the outside world through its nearly one thousand miles of navigable waters. To travel the vast extent of the river is to travel back in history, to sense the soul of China, and this Simon Winchester does, taking us along with him as he encounters the very essence of China -- its history and politics, its geography, climate, and culture, and above all its people, many of them in remote and almost inaccessible places. This is travel writing at its best: lively, informative, and thoroughly engaging.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Winchester, S. (2004). The river at the center of the world: a journey up the Yangtze, and back in Chinese time. First Picador edition. New York, Picador/Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Winchester, Simon. 2004. The River At the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time. New York, Picador/Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Winchester, Simon, The River At the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time. New York, Picador/Henry Holt and Company, 2004.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Winchester, Simon. The River At the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time. First Picador edition. New York, Picador/Henry Holt and Company, 2004.

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