China Revealed: Portrait Of The Rising Dragon
China Revealed: Portrait Of The Rising Dragon by Basil Pao
China Revealed: Portrait Of The Rising Dragon Author: Basil Pao
Title: China Revealed: Portrait Of The Rising Dragon
ISBN: 0297844180
ISBN13: 978-0297844181
Other Formats: txt azw lrf mobi
Pages: 384 pages
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; First Edition edition (May 24, 2007)
Language: English
Category: Travel
Size PDF version: 1740 kb
Size EPUB version: 1409 kb
Subcategory: Asia




China, a country of 1.3 billion people in the grip of an industrial revolution absorbing a large part of the world's resources, was until relatively recently a closed book to most in the West. With the advent of the Olympic Games in Beijing more and more people will visit this vast country and with that in mind the Hong-Kong based, internationally celebrated photographer and writer Basil Pao determined to travel through every province of China, recording history and landscape, people and places, to give a comprehensive snapshot of China today. By turns lyrical and exquisite, stark and brutal, his informative text and powerful photographs show a country in transition. A country whose four thousand years of cultural history are being rediscovered, and where new urban wealth and rural poverty coexist uneasily as a new regime tackles a legacy of corruption, of anarchy under Mao's cultural revolution and repression in its aftermath. CHINA REVEALED is a profoundly important and visually stunning record of one of the most powerful nations on earth.