[Reading] ➵ The City Of Heavenly Tranquillity ➼ Jasper Becker – Writerscompany.co.uk

The City Of Heavenly Tranquillity The City Of Heavenly Tranquility Is A Summary History Of China, Told Through The Story Of Its Capital And Greatest Cultural Centre.



10 thoughts on “The City Of Heavenly Tranquillity

  1. says:

    Excellent history of Beijing I learned so much about the city and how it has changed over the decades, especially since 1949.


  2. says:

    In a few weeks I ll be moving to Beijing to teach Because I know very little about Chinese history or Beijing , I ve been trying to read all I can about it This was the first such book I found a lot of the anecdotes interesting, as well as a lot of the earlier history aspects For me, the information wasn t the problem The writing was For a journalist, Becker sure does digress a lot and use a lot of unnecessarily flowery language I was


  3. says:

    I was reading this book before and during my trip to China I was surprised that a book written by a historian could be so captivating I found it very informative and enjoyed quoting it to my husband while we were touring Beijing The information waslogical and systematic than our tourguides.


  4. says:

    I found it fascinating for its anecdotes, but unexpectedly superficial when it came to its take on modernist architecture, and this weakened my general impression.


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