2004, English, Book, Illustrated edition: South of the clouds : exploring the hidden realms of China / Seth Faison. Faison, Seth.

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South of the clouds : exploring the hidden realms of China / Seth Faison
 
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Edition
  • 1st ed.
Physical Description
  • 278 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Published
  • New York : St. Martin's Press, c2004.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • South of the clouds : exploring the hidden realms of China /​ Seth Faison.
Author
  • Faison, Seth.
Edition
  • 1st ed.
Published
  • New York : St. Martin's Press, c2004.
Content Types
  • text
Carrier Types
  • volume
Physical Description
  • 278 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects
Summary
  • "South of the Clouds offers a portrait of China by telling the story of an American man who ventures into its hidden realms - romance, politics, the criminal underworld, and Tibet. As he matures from a wide-eyed student into a journalist and a seasoned observer, he develops a passion for uncovering secrets, about China and about himself." "The author navigates his way past forbidding walls to peek inside the dark corners of Chinese society, relying on a remarkable collection of friends and acquaintances who help guide the way : am embittered policeman in Xian, a gay professor in Shanghai, and a Buddhist monk in Tibet, who presides at an ancient burial ritual where the corpse is carved up and fed to wild vultures." "The Tiananmen Square massacre, people smuggling, and the Falun Gong movement are among the political and social upheavals that the author explains as he witnesses China's uncertain road toward capitalism and its place in the modern world.".
  • "Along the way, the author wrestles with his own cultural identity, his sexuality, and his spiritual bearings. He finds an erotic outlet in the Chinese "Sauna Massage" and a stirring emotional connection with Jin Xing, a brilliant choreographer and China's first openly transsexual citizen. Ultimately he discovers the answer to lifelong questions on a mountaintop in Tibet."--BOOK JACKET.
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 0312306407
Dewey Number
  • 951.05/​8/​092
  • 303.40951
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