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Coming home to China

Author: Yi-fu Tuan
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 2005, distinguished geographer Yi-Fu Tuan ventured to China to speak at an architectural conference, returning for the first time to the place he had left as a child sixty-four years before. In this enchanting volume, Tuans childhood memories and musings on the places he encountered during his homecoming are interspersed with new lectures, engaging principles of human geography and the changing Chinese landscape.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Computer network resources
Biography
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Tuan, Yi-fu, 1930-
Coming home to China.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006028172
Named Person: Yi-fu Tuan; Yi-fu Tuan; Yi-fu Tuan
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yi-fu Tuan
ISBN: 081665431X 9780816654314
OCLC Number: 567946911
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 178 pages)
Contents: The long flight --
Beijing: first impressions --
A walk in the neighborhood and a gustatory shock --
The summer palace --
A speech to architects: a tour de force? --
A busy day with a satisfactory ending --
Another hotel and a campus tour --
Showing off in Chinese and English --
My student guides --
Lecture and tours in Beijing --
Goodbye Beijing, hello Chongqing --
Touring "authentic" Chongqing --
Revisiting my childhood: Nankai Middle School --
First day on the Yangtze River --
Second day on the Yangtze River --
Stopover in Yichang --
Shanghai: old memories and new experiences --
Last day: food poisoning and conversation --
To the airport and home --
Reflections.
Responsibility: Yi-Fu Tuan.
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In 2005, distinguished geographer Yi-Fu Tuan ventured to China to speak at an architectural conference, returning for the first time to the place he had left as a child sixty-four years before. In this enchanting volume, Tuans childhood memories and musings on the places he encountered during his homecoming are interspersed with new lectures, engaging principles of human geography and the changing Chinese landscape.

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