China - Understand China and Survival Guide (Chapter)

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All the info you need on everything from history: Confucius, emperors to opium and revolution, to flights, public transport, climate, money, the internet... you name it. Get tips for gay and lesbian travellers, travellers with disabilities, and travellers with kids. And get the most out of your conversations with a handy language guide and glossary.

  • a rundown on Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Communism: China’s philosophies and religions explained
  • info on China’s martial arts from Qigong to Wing Chun in a nutshell
  • full coverage of China’s cuisine, from delectable dim sum to tongue-tingling hotpots
  • details on the landscape, from emerald rice terraces to huge deserts to soaring mountains

Coverage includes: China Today, History, People of China, Religion & Philosophy, Chinese Cuisine, Arts & Architecture, China’s Landscapes, Martial Arts of China, Directory A–Z, Transport and Language chapters.

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