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Join us for the next RAS Book Club session on the 10th of January, where we will discuss the book The Yangtze Valley and Beyond by Isabella Bird.

About This Book (From the back cover)

Isabella Bird was the greatest travel writer of the late 19th century and this is her master work - an account of a journey in 1897 from Shanghai, up the Yangtze River, through the Gorges, overland to Chengdu, then up into the mountains of eastern Tibet. She almost died twice in riots along the way, which she admits she found annoying.

This is a lively and remarkable picture of China at the brink of huge changes, by a smart and sympathetic observer.

Where To Get This Book

This book can be purchased from Earnshaw Books. Please contact our convener Cordy (cordyonatrain) on WeChat for more information.