The vast, mysterious land of China is home not only to spectacular
scenery and a flourishing cultural history, but also to rich eastern
customs and ways of life as well. The unforgettable oriental cities
of Marco Polo and the Shangri-la in the heart of James Hilton have
pierced the veil of this enchanted land. It is time to pay her a visit.
Discovering China takes you deep within it. Through a succession
of exquisite photographs, this book presents the nation's most vibrant
aspects - her natural splendour, her cultural wealth and her diverse
customs. Discovering China is not only a distillation of the magnificent
landscapes and precious architectural heritage of China, it also presents
distinct symbols of China's extraordinary culture: cuisine, theater, costumes,
religion and ethnic groups, to name a few, giving the reader a clearer and more
complete impression of this enchanting land. In addition, the special
'Today's China' chapter provides the reader with an up-to-date glimpse
of the rapidly changing landscape.