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CHINA: Portrait of a People

CHINA: Portrait of a People
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Published 7 years, 3 months ago

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1 Photographer * 56,000km * 2 Years * CHINA!

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7 years, 3 months ago at Apr 6 8:43
CHINA: Portrait of a People is my new favorite book about China. Even if English isn't your first language, the captions are very simple and easy to understand. This is a book of PHOTOS from all 33 provinces in China by Tom Carter. There are over 800 pictures in it!!! It shows a really good example of REAL life in China outside of the famous sites and big cities. Watch the video to see what some o... read more


7 years, 3 months ago at Apr 24 5:52
This book is awesome. And it stands as my introduction to China. I had no idea that the ethnic make-up of that country was so diverse. The book is neatly split up into 33 sections, each section representing a province in China, and you trace photographer's Tom Carter's odyssey. As he explains in the book he traveled without money and lived among the people, traveling anyway he could, like a modern... read more
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Description: From the subtropical jungles of Yunnan to the frozen wastes of Heilongjiang; across the scalding deserts of Xinjiang and beneath Hong Kong's neon blur. Tramping through China by train, bus, boat, motorcycle, mule or hitching on the back of anything that moved. On a budget so scant that he drew sympathetic stares from peasants. Backpacking photographer Tom Carter somehow succeeded in circumnavigating over 35,000 miles (56,000 kilometers) across all 33 provinces in China during a 2-year period, the first foreigner on record ever to do so. What Carter found along the way, and what his photographs ultimately reveal, is that Chi ... (more)
Manufacturer: Blacksmith Books
Release date: 16 July 2010
ISBN-10 : 9889979942 | ISBN-13: 9789889979942
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