Beijing: Portrait of a City

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Beijing: Portrait of a City is the shared work of some of Beijing’s finest storytellers, authors and academics: James Kynge, Zhu Wen, Adam Williams, Roy Kesey, Ma Jian, Alfreda Murck, Tim Clissold, Catherine Sampson, Peter Hessler, Karen Smith, Paul Frenc

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Alexandra Pearson came to China in 1982 as the daughter of a diplomat in the British Embassy. Since graduation Alex has started several cultural and business enterprises, and is the founder and one of the owners of The Bookworm, China, an English language library/restaurant cum cultural center that hosts authors from all over the world. She resides in Beijing.

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“Absorbing... takes the reader on a journey through the streets, hearts and minds of Beijing... captures a panoramic view, vivid and unvarnished, of a unique moment in time as an historic city grapples with the past and embraces the future. (James McGregor, author of One Billion Customers)”

“A gloriously idiosyncratic mix of form and flavor that takes us into territory no guidebook can reach. There is immense substance here, but that is almost beside the point. This is not just a book to learn from; it is a treat to be savoured. (Jonathan Watts, Guardian)”

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Book Description Odyssey Publications,Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Beijing Portrait of a City is a captivating collection of stories, essays, poetry and reminiscence by leading China authors, storytellers and academics, about a city they know from the inside. The book is the shared work of some of the city s finest writers who lead us through hutong alleys, antique markets, artists communities, gay bars, parks and the nostalgic streets of memory. They beguile with poems, amuse with camel anecdotes and thrill with two murder stories - one a genuine antique, the other a fictional contemporary. They take us back to the often-ignored Mongolian roots of the city and project forward to ask whether spectacular modern architecture will suffice to return Beijing to what it sees as its ancient place at the centre of the world. Compiled by Alexandra Pearson and Lucy Cavender, the book interweaves its written work with a collection of wry and telling photographs of different aspects of the city, creating a compelling portrait of Beijing. The contributors - including Zhu Wen, Adam Williams, Roy Kesey, Ma Jian, Alfreda Murck, Tim Clissold, Catherine Sampson, Peter Hessler, Karen Smith, Paul French, Michael Aldrich, Hong Ying and Rob Gifford, all published authors and experts in their field - have spent many years living in Beijing and know it from the inside. Their individual contributions combine to leave a highly original and unforgettable impression of one of the world s oldest and most fascinating cities. Seller Inventory # CRA9789622178038

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