Yellow River Odyssey

By: Porter, Bill

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Lightly stained. 2014 Trade Paperback. 274 pp. Bill Porter follows the Yellow River, the world's sixth longest river, from its mouth to its source high in the Tibetan Plateau, a journey of more than three thousand miles through nine Chinese provinces. The trip takes the master translator into what was once the cradle of Chinese civilization and to the hometowns and graves of key historical figures such as Confucius, Mencius, Lao-tzu, and Chuang-tzu. Porter's depth of knowledge of Chinese history and culture is unparalleled. Yellow River Odyssey, already a bestseller in China, reveals a complex, fascinating, contradictory country. Porter masterfully digs beneath China's present-day materialism and the deep wounds of the Cultural Revolution to get at the roots of Chinese culture. And he does so with an ever-present wit and a keen eye for the telling detail. The book also includes more than fifty black-and-white photographs taken by Porter during his travels.

Title: Yellow River Odyssey

Author: Porter, Bill

Categories: Biography, Adventure, Natural History, Asian, Asia,

Publisher: Seattle, Chin Music Press: 2014

ISBN Number: 0988769301

ISBN Number 13: 9780988769304

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2304250

Keywords: ADVENTURE TRAVEL ASIA ASIAN HISTORY CHINA CHINESE HISTORY YELLOW RIVER SCIENCE NATURAL HISTORY BIOGRAPHY,