eBook DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing And Shanghai, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0756684420
  • ISBN-13: 9780756684426
  • DDC: 915.1104
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

These two fascinating cities reflect different aspects of China - Beijing is the traditional capital, the seat of political power and home to the ancient monuments of Imperial China; Shanghai is both a financial powerhouse and a city at the cutting edge of fashion with an interesting modern history. This DK Eyewitness Travel Guide provides in-depth coverage of these cities, including Beijing's Great Wall and Forbidden City, Shanghai's Bund and the French Concession, as well as the water towns of Suzhou and Hangzhou, graced with serene and timeless gardens and lakes. Explore China's cultural heritage through richly illustrated features - on everything from Beijing Opera to Confucianism, Chinese Gardens, and the Cultural Revolution. Illustrated food features highlight the differing regional cuisines, and resident China experts have provided detailed listings of the best places to stay and eat. Specially devised walking tours take you easily to the heart of these bustling, enigmatic, and ultimately bewitching cities.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
1: Introducing Beijing & Shanghai.
2: Four Great Days in Beijing.
3: Four Great Days in Shanghai.
4: Putting Beijing & Shanghai on the Map.
5: A Portrait of Beijing & Shanghai.
6: Language and Script.
7: Chinese Literature.
8: Religion and Philosophy.
9: Architecture.
10: Traditional Arts.
11: Traditional Chinese Gardens.
12: Beijing Opera.
13: Modern Arts.
14: Through the Year.
15: The History of China.
16: The Cultural Revolution.
17: Beijing.
18: Exploring Beijing.
19: Farther Afield.
20: Two Guided Walks.
21: A 90-Minute Walk East of the Forbidden City.
22: A Two-Hour Walk around Hou Hai.
23: Shopping in Beijing.
24: Entertainment in Beijing.
25: Beijing Street Finder.
26: Shanghai.
27: Exploring Shanghai.
28: Farther Afield.
29: Two Guided Walks.
30: A 90-Minute Walk through the Old City.
31: A 90-Minute Walk around the French Concession.
32: Shopping in Shanghai.
33: Entertainment in Shanghai.
34: Shanghai Street Finder.
35: Travelers’ Needs.
36: Where to Stay.
37: Choosing a Hotel.
38: Where to Eat.
39: Dining Etiquette.
40: What to Eat in Beijing.
41: What to Eat in Shanghai.
42: What to Drink.
43: Choosing a Restaurant.
44: Survival Guide.
45: Practical Information.
46: General Etiquette.
47: Personal Security & Health.
48: Banking and Local Currency.
49: Communications and Media.
50: Travel Information.
51: Traveling by Train, Bus & Ferry.
52: City Transportation.
General Index.
Acknowledgments.
Phrase Book.