The Book of Mountains and Rivers (Hardback)
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The Book of Mountains and Rivers (Hardback)

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Hardback 200 Pages / Published: 30/10/2015
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Yu Qiuyu is one of China's greatest modern essayists. Sometimes a prickly commentator, he is above all a storyteller. In this volume he takes his inspiration from China's geography, both human and physical, and brings the culture of his country to life with human characters and historical narrative. The forests of Hainan, the Three Gorges, classical pagodas, ancient remains under modern Shanghai, even the open skies... all have their stories and cultural connections, traced with erudition and wit by an inquisitive mind.

""I sought a path across mountains and rivers, plastering my brief life across a rugged corner of this planet,"" explains Yu Qiuyu. The Book of Rivers and Mountains is another in a series of meditative essays about Chinese culture and history. In this book he returns to the Chinese mainland in contemplation of its people and the natural landscape that has shaped their way of life. He refers to mountains and rivers as the ""facial expressions of the land"" and the only true way of understanding the history of the country and its people.

Publisher: CN Time Books Inc.
ISBN: 9781627741088
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm

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