Stunning portraits of 44 of the most representative natural and cultural attractions in China, including 28 notable World Heritage Sites
A luxuriously packaged photographic tour of China’s most spectacular natural scenery and architectural landmarks.
The 238 breathtaking color photographs in this oversized volume take us on a visual journey through the greatest splendors of China’s varied geography and the chief monuments of its 5,000-year-old civilization. These remarkable images show us the country’s most famous landmarks—like the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and the terra-cotta army of the First Qin Emperor—as we have never seen them before, and provide us with a spectacular introduction to less familiar but just as fascinating attractions, like the great tulous, or earthen houses, of Fujian Province; the terraced fields of Yuanyang County; and the multicolored travertine lakes of Huanglong Valley. Extended captions at the back of the book provide a concise introduction to the history and significance of each of the forty-four locales depicted, twenty-eight of which have been designated as World Heritage sites.
But this beautiful volume is not only a celebration of the natural and cultural wonders that have made China the most popular tourist destination in Asia and one of the four most popular in the world overall; it is also a collector’s item in its own right. With its oversize panoramic format, twelve gatefolds, and handsome slipcase, China is a testament to the bookbinder’s craft.
Furthermore, every copy includes one of ten different signed and numbered digital photographic prints, each of which is strictly limited to an edition of only three hundred. In short, China is the ultimate gift for anyone with an interest in the Middle Kingdom.
Guang Guo is general manager of CYPI Press, a leading Chinese publisher. Ming Tan is a photographer based in China.
238 full-colour illustrations