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Journey Into China by National Geographic…

Journey Into China (original 1982; edition 1984)

by National Geographic Society Staff (Author)

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A protrayal of the geographical and human diversity of China.
Title:Journey Into China
Authors:National Geographic Society Staff (Author)
Info:National Geographic Society (1984), Edition: Stated First Edition, 518 pages
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Journey into China by Kenneth C. Danforth (Editor) (1982)


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These National Geographic publications from the 1970s and 1980s may seem on the outside somewhat frothy and superficial, but actually they pack in a lot of information, combined with an on-the-spot reporting that enhances its value to us, since we cannot hope to visit all these far-flung places and countries. Of course, they are also anything but lightweight physically, being large format and well bound! ( )
  Dilip-Kumar | Mar 25, 2023 |
Contents: Journey from the past; Peking; The Great Wall; Yellow River Valley; Silk Road, Grand Canal, Yangtze River, The deep interior, Tibet, Northeast China, and South China Coast.
  riselibrary_CSUC | Aug 3, 2020 |
After a year of negotiations, NGS gained unprecedented access to China in 1982 for 20 writers and photographers, accompanied by hundreds of Party officials....
This book does capture the intensity of a people newly-awakened to their potential. The work begins with an illustrated history of 4000 years of culture, then jumps into travelogue sight-seeing. It has to confirm the affections of the Chinese people for beauty and wonder and genuine accomplishment. It does pass over, as in overlooks, the scale and toxicity of the government's plunge into Industrialism. {China has 18 of the world's 20 most polluted Cities.} The volume documents the importance of Chinese contributions to civilization.
  keylawk | Jun 5, 2010 |
It makes me wish I could go to China. The photos are wonderful, but don't overlook the text. ( )
  dreams_ark | Oct 6, 2009 |
This is one of those big National Geo books that look so wonderful on a coffee table. It was passed along to me in a big stack over a year ago and I am just now getting to it. I normally like to look at the pictures but don't really enjoy the writing so much. Not so with this one!

Book was written in the 1980's after China opened up to more travelers. National Geo sent different writers on different journey's to cover as much of the country as possible. They give a map at the beginning of each chapter to show exactly where they traveled. Examples are The Silk Road, The Yangtze, a certain railroad, etc. I finished this book in 3 days as the writing styles captivated me. And the book is half pictures also! Maybe it captured me so much because we plan on taking our daughter back to China when she is 10 and it gave me so many idea's of places I would love to see with her. Neat book. If they have it at your library take a look at it -- not even for the pictures, but for the stories. ( )
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Danforth, Kenneth C.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Allen, Thomas B.secondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Blair, James P.Photographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brandenberg, JimPhotographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cobb, JodiPhotographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Conger, DeanPhotographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dale, BrucePhotographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Edwards, Mikesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Georgia, LowellPhotographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Graves, Williamsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hyman, Charles O.Forewordsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Katz, Donald R.secondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mathews, Jaysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mathews, Lindasecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mobley, George F.Photographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pearce, David D.secondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Poole, Robert M.secondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reed, Roysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, Griffin, Jr.secondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Spence, Jonathan D.secondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stanfield, James L.Photographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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