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The book weaves the genres of travel essays and travel guides into a comprehensive narrative about the cultural mosaic of the capital of China. The author leads the reader through palaces, temples, back streets and markets whilebringing back to living memory forgotten or overlooked Peking customs, stories and beliefs.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789622099395
ISBN-10: 9622099394
Format: Paperback
(231mm x 155mm x 20mm)
Pages: 422
Imprint: Hong Kong University Press
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: Hong Kong

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Author Biography - M.A. Aldrich

M. A. Aldrich's interest in Chinese culture began more than 30 years ago. He is a graduate of the Foreign Service School of Georgetown University where he studied under Jesuit teachers who lived in China before the revolution of 1949. He later took a master's degree in History at SUNY at Stony Brook. After studying law at Columbia University, he has been an international commercial attorney in Greater China for 15 years. He works in the Beijing office of a London-based international law firm.