The New Yangzi River Trilogy, Vol. 3: The Three Gorges and the Upper Yangzi [New, Softback]
Product description The building of the Three Gorges Dam and the flooding the Yangzi River has meant that many areas along the Upper Yangzi River will be submerged under water. Many sites along this part of the river have great historical significance and the Chinese government has endeavoured to safeguard as much of the country's history by relocating or building dikes for protection. In this final installment, Eric Danielson takes readers on a journey of these places along the Upper Yangzi. Some have already been submerged and this book probably holds the last known English-language journal of the sites as they were. In some cases, he was also able to visit the new sites and offer a comparison. Nonetheless, as he does with his previous two books. Danielson provides up-to-date practical information on exploring the Three Gorges and the sites along the Upper Yangzi, complete with detailed historical backgrounds which were previously only available in the Chinese language. This book also includes places where travellers can stay, and has tips on hassle-free ways on getting around. Readers will come away with an educated insight into the significance of the structures and places that can be found at the Three Gorges and the upper Yangzi River. About the Author Eric. N Danielson's understanding and knowledge of China first started to develop when he was a college student back in the 1980s. He studied modern Chinese history under the guidance of Professor Kent Guy at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he earned a B.A. in History in 1988. In 1994, Eric eared his M.A. in History from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He has previously published works on Kurdistan, Yugoslavia, and China. He is also the co-author of The Yangzi River and the Three Gorges (6th ed.), published in August 2001. For the past six years, Eric has lived in Shanghai, where he has worked as an education consultant and academic manager in China's rapidly growing private education industry. The sources of information for this book are based partly on the author's own residence in China, during which time he has travelled extensively to nearly all the places described in this book, as well as historical and factual research documented in the voluminous bibliography presented in the back of each book.