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 of the pictures look like. If you are interested in China, you'll want to have this book. If you are planning a trip to China, you'll need this book more than Lonely Planet because it SHOWS you many lovely villages and places that Lonely Planet didn't find. All Chinese must see this book, then you can truly know our China!