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    by Kristine K. Kershul

    The City of Light: The Hidden Journal of the Man Who Entered China Four Years Before Marco Polo
    by Jacob D'Ancona, David Selbourne (Translator)
    Listed under Marco Polo

    Dos and Dont's in China: The Traveler's Guide to Culture
    by Wilson Learning Corporation

    River Town : Two Years on the Yangtze
    by Peter Hessler
    Peace Corps teacher for two years in the backblocks of China has produced a superbly crafted book.
    Paperback - 416 pages (December 24, )
    Harper Perennial; ISBN: 0060953748
    Culture Shock: China
    by Kevin Sinclair
    (Paperback -- June )
    Lonely Planet Beijing (Beijing, 5th Ed)
    Lonely Planet Beijing (Beijing, 5th Ed)
    by Damian Harper
    Book Description: Tastier than birds-nest soup, Lonely Planet;s Beijing will have you shopping like an emperor, feasting on Imperial cuisine and scaling the dizzying heights of the Great Wall. And thatâ€ôs just the weekend! 
    • navigate: 19 maps, including a map of the Forbidden City 
    • getting around: ride our easy-to-follow bike tour and wander historic hutong 
    • live it up: gallery-hop or dance till dawn 
    • rest well: accommodation options to suit any budget 
    • communicate: Chinese script and Pinyin throughout 
    >Paperback from Lonely Planet
    Lonely Planet China (China, 7th Ed)
    by Caroline Liou, et al
    (Paperback -- October )

    Lonely Planet Beijing City Map (Maps & Atlases)
    by Lonely Planet Publications
    Map from Lonely Planet

    Best of Beijing (Lonely Planet Condensed Beijing, 1st Ed)
    by Korina Miller, Bjorn Wiesler
    Paperback from Lonely Planet

    A Traveller's History of China
    by Stephen G. Haw, et al
    Paperback: 320 pages
    Interlink Pub Group; ISBN: 1566564034; 3 edition (March )

    National Geographic Traveler China (National Geographic Traveler)
    by Damian Harper
    Paperback: 400 pages
    National Geographic Society
    ISBN: 0792279212; (March )

    Fodor's China : The Guide for All Budgets, Completely Updated, With Many Maps and Travel Tips (Fodor's China)
    by Fodor's (Editor)
    Fodor's China shows you hundreds of hotel and restaurant choices in all price ranges -- from budget-friendly B&Bs to luxury hotels, from casual eateries to the hottest new restaurants, complete with thorough reviews showing what makes each place special. The Smart Travel Tips A to Z section helps you take care of the nitty gritty with essential local contacts and great advice -- from how to take your mountain bike with you to what to do in an emergency. Your personal supply of Post-it? flags makes it easy to mark your favorite listings. Plus, web links, costs, and mix-and-match itineraries make planning a snap.
    Paperback: Fodors Travel Pubns
    ISBN: 0676901263; 3rd edition (April 2, )
    Fodor's 2003 Hong Kong: The Guide for All Budgets, Completely Updated Every Year, With Maps and Travel Tips
    by Fodors

    Frommer's China: The 50 Most Memorable Trips, Third Edition
    by J. D. Brown
    Paperback from Frommer

    Frommer's China
    by Peter Neville-Hadley
    Paperback from Frommer

    Grace in China: An American Woman Beyond the Great Wall, 1934-1974
    by Eleanor Cooper, et al

    Iron and Silk (Vintage Departures)
    by Mark Salzman
    In 1982, Salzman flew off to teach English in Changsha, China. He writes of bureaucrats, students and Cultural Revolution survivors, stripping none of their complexity and humanity. He's gentle with their idiocies, saving his sharpest barbs for himself (it's his pants that split from zipper to waist whilst demonstrating martial arts in Canton). Though dribs of history and drabs of classical lore seep through, this is mostly a personal tale, noted by the Los Angeles Times for "the charmingly unpretentious manner in which it penetrates a China inaccessible to other foreigners."
    Paperback: 211 pages
    Vintage Books; ISBN: 0394755111; (November 1987)

    Red Dust : A Path Through China
    by Jian Ma, et al
    Chinese dissident and sometimes vagabond Ma Jian offers a sharp-edged, often surprising portrait of his native land, one that takes his readers into corners that few non-Chinese travelers have seen. In 1983, Ma, tired of life in a China that, he writes, "feels like an old tin of beans that, having lain in the dark for forty years, is beginning to burst at the seams," grew his hair, quit his job, and took to the road. As he recounts in his able--and, at times, very strange--memoir, over the next three years he wandered into the western desert, through the mountains of Shaanxi, down the steamy southern coast, and, eventually, to Tibet. Along the way he slipped by inquisitive police agents, ate dodgy meals, fell in love a time or two, and learned much about his country--more than he bargained on, for, as he writes, "I am exhausted. China is too old, its roots too deep. I feel dirty from the delving." Ma's travelogue, alternately humorous and sober, offers a constantly illuminating view of life behind the Great Wall. -Gregory McNamee -
    Hardcover: 324 pages
    Pantheon Books; ISBN: 0375420592; 1 Amer Ed edition (November 6, )

    A Field Guide to the Birds of China
    by John MacKinnon, Karen Phillipps (Illustrator), Fen-Qi He
    This is the first truly comprehensive, taxonomically modern, and fully illustrated field guide to Chinese birds. Over 1300 species are illustrated in 128 color paintings, and they are fully described in the text. Color distribution maps are also provided for all illustrated species. The authors have both lived and worked in the region for many years, and they have extensive experience writing and illustrating bird guides. Thus, this important book will become a landmark in field guide publishing.
    Paperback - 848 pages
    Oxford Univ Press; ISBN: 0198549407
    The Treasures and Pleasures of China : Best of the Best (The Impact Guides)
    by Ronald L. Krannich, Caryl Krannich

    Spectacular China
    by Nigel Cameron

    A World Away
    by Larry Snider
    A photography book of portraits done over a 10 year period on trips through China, Tibet, Bhutan and Ladakh. There is an introduction to the book by Sylvia Wolf, the Sandra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
    Listed under Tibet

    On the Trail of Marco Polo: Along the Silk Road by Bicycle
    by Brady Fotheringham
    Book Description: In 1997, Brady Fotheringham set out to retrace part of this historic trail on a mountain bike. Three months, 3000 miles, and numerous arrests later, he arrived in New Delhi with a multitude of unforgettable experiences that travel readers and biking enthusiasts will delight in sharing.
    Paperback - September

    Road to Heaven : Encounters With Chinese Hermits
    by Bill Porter (Photographer), Steven R. Johnson (Photographer)
    (Paperback - June 1993)

    Frommer's Born to Shop : Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing
    by Suzy Gershman
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