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Alumni Travel Reading: China

Classic China & The Yangtze

Courtesy of Chi King, from Flickr.com.

Past and Present: An Introduction

The Great Wall

Couresty of commons.wikimedia.org.

Beautiful Sichuan

Longsheng Rice Terraces. Courtesy of epidemiks, Flickr.com.

The Everday in Sichuan Province

In Film:

 

24 City by the director Zhang Jiake, portrays contemporary Chengdu, a Sichuanese city, through a combination of documentary interviews and fictional scenes acted in a documentary style. 

 

The Anshun Bridge, Chengdu. Courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org.

 

 Purchase the film here.

 

In Books:

 

Along the Yangtze

Dusk on the Yangtze. Courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org.

Bibliographer

Selected and Annotated By:
 

Brian Vivier
Chinese Studies Librarian & Coordinator of Area Studies Collections
vivier@pobox.upenn.edu

For more information concerning this Penn excursion, please visit the Penn Alumni Travel website.

Shanghai

In Film:

Lust, Caution is an espionage thriller based on Eileen Chang's novel of the same name (see below).

Courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org.

In Books:

Shanghai Skyscape

Courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org.