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China Silk Road Adventures
By Brian Lawrenson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,880. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
Travelling by train across the Silk Road from Beijing to Kashgar is an established tourist route. It offers adventure, history and an opportunity to meet some of the cultures that you’ll find along the Silk Road. This is the story of a couples quest to meet these people, of experiencing their culture and their foods. The journey ends as they connect up with the Karakorum Highway into Pakistan.
The Secrets of the Terracotta Warriors
By Brian Lawrenson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,520. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
The history of the Terracotta Warriors is one of China’s most intriguing mysteries. Since the first remains were found in 1974, excavation of the site has continued. In the last 10 years a number of significant breakthroughs have been made, including advances in protecting the colors of the warriors. Hundreds of new excavations have found an amazing collection of animals, people and artefacts.
Industrial Parks in Shaanxi
By China Knowledge
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
Baoji is located in the southwestern part of Shaanxi Province and has a land area of 18,175 sq km. It had a population of 3.76 million as of the end of 2008. It has mountains in the south, west and north occupying about 83% of the land. The remaining area is plains, with the Wei River cutting through the middle.
Going Under
By Felicity Savage
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,190. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction
Fay wants to leave her husband. She just has to find the right moment to tell him. A vacation in the hinterlands of China pushes her over the edge. Crap food, ruined cities, no Internet connection. Can it get any worse? Yes. Tom works for the US Foreign Service. And the couple are being followed. Novella (80 pages)
Following Marco Polo's Silk Road
By Brian Lawrenson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,150. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
The book, Following Marco Polo’s Silk Road, is a personal account of a couple’s journey as they follow the footsteps of the legendary traveller, Marco Polo. As independent travellers, they explore the lands and the people along the mythical Silk Road. This is a graphic account about the lives of the people that they met along the way.
Shaken by China
By Rob Walters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,400. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Fiction
Shaken by China is a pacey novel based in modern China. It is eventful, thoughtful, and provides an intriguing insight into the modern republic. A young man takes a teaching job in China and becomes involved with one of his students. He avoids the repercussions by escaping, but after a long, lonely march he plunges into a nightmare existence as a slave labourer in an illegal brick factory.
Wanderlust - an Anthology of Best Extracts from the Round-the-World Trilogy: Scot Free, A Scot Goes South & A Scot Returns
By Alastair Scott
Series: Roughing It Round the World. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 162,100. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
Alastair Scott's epic five-year sojourn roughing it round the world was originally (and still is) published in three volumes. Wanderlust brings together a 'best' collection of his writings from this journey. He writes with deep insight and caustic humour; diverse, bizarre, beautiful and poignant impressions of our world and humanity in all its forms. This is a delight from start to finish.
Operation Lotus Sunday
By David Todd
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,050. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Category: Fiction
An American couple's troubled marriage is put in further danger when they become embroiled in a CIA operation as they tour China with their children.
Two Flags in China: A Travelogue
By Robert C. Huckins
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,580. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
China remains one of the most misunderstood and enchanting nations in the world along with being the most highly populated. Two Flags in China details a cultural exchange trip taken by a small group of New Hampshire high school students, teachers and administrators, a journey stretching from the urban sprawl of Beijing to the outer rural areas of Xi'an.
The Chinese Alchemist
By Lyn Hamilton
Series: Lara McClintoch Archaeological Mysteries, Book 11. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 75,080. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction
A client asks Lara McClintoch to buy an antique Chinese silver box containing a formula for immortality. After the box is stolen from a Beijing auction house, Lara follows a dangerous trail through the back alleys of modern China to find it. Despite its promise of life forever, the box keeps getting people killed. Lara fears she will be next unless she can uncover the secret behind the heist.