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The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages

M. A. Aldrich


This book weaves the genres of travel essays and travel guides into a narrative about the cultural mosaic of the capital of China. The book leads the reader through palaces, temples, back streets, and markets while bringing back to living memory forgotten or overlooked Peking customs, stories, and beliefs. The text touches on everything under the sun as the reader walks from Tian An Men Square through the surrounding neighborhoods and further to sights in rustic settings. The narrative relates stories about imperial customs, street food, temple festivals, historic trees, Red Guard struggle ses ... More

Keywords: travel essays, travel guides, China, Peking customs, stories, beliefs, Tian an Men Square, Sinophiles, Ming, Qing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9789622097773
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

M. A. Aldrich, author