Long Peace Street

Behind him, maybe a mile down the broad road, what looked like a large white platform was being layered together by more cranes. Long Peace Street was being made even longer: this was the beginnings of a new bridge, he told me, ...

Long Peace Street

Through the centre of China’s historic capital, Long Peace Street cuts a long, arrow-straight line. It divides the Forbidden City, home to generations of Chinese emperors, from Tiananmen Square, the vast granite square constructed to glorify a New China under Communist rule. To walk the street is to travel through the story of China’s recent past, wandering among its physical relics and hearing echoes of its dramas. Long Peace Street recounts a journey in modern China, a walk of twenty miles across Beijing offering a very personal encounter with the life of the capital’s streets. At the same time, it takes the reader on a journey through the city’s recent history, telling the story of how the present and future of the world’s rising superpower has been shaped by its tumultuous past, from the demise of the last imperial dynasty in 1912 through to the present day.

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Long Peace Street
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Jonathan Chatwin
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-12 - Publisher: Manchester University Press

Through the centre of China’s historic capital, Long Peace Street cuts a long, arrow-straight line. It divides the Forbidden City, home to generations of Chinese emperors, from Tiananmen Square, the vast granite square constructed to glorify a New China under Communist rule. To walk the street is to travel through
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Language: en
Pages: 324
Authors: Clifford H. Phillips
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: University of Alberta

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Language: en
Pages: 355
Authors: Di Wang
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

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Pages: 384
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Categories: Fiction
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Pages: 353
Authors: Margaret Hollister
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
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