Edited by Sean O’Reilly, James O’Reilly, and Larry Habegger

With an Introduction by Ji-li Jiang, author of Red Scarf Girl, A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

Including stories by Peter Hessler, Gretel Ehrlich, Mark Salzman, Tim Ward, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Zhang Xianliang, John Krich, and many more

The world’s most populous and third largest country, China is a land brimming with breathtaking landscapes, burgeoning metropolises, and more than 6,000 years of history. Through 35 stories, Travelers’ Tales China captures the rich diversity and pulsing energy of this enchanting land, taking readers form the Great Wall to the temples of Tibet to the neon glitz of Shanghai where travelers are flocking to experience one of the world’s few remaining communist countries as it undergoes rapid change. Join them as they explore this vast, intoxicating place so long hidden from the Western world.

Travelers are flocking to China to experience one of the world’s few remaining communist countries, and one that is undergoing rapid change. With every new day from Shanghai to the Yangtze River, Tiananmen Square to Shangri-La, join these 35 adventurers as they explore this land of contrast, only now opening its doors to the Western world.

In Travelers’ Tales China readers will:

  • Mountain bike with Pamela Logan to the “mausoleum” of Genghis Khan
  • Feast on snake spleen with John Krich in old Canton
  • Experience the pleasures of a Chinese salon with Karen Faulkner
  • Throw punches in a Beijing boxing ring with Jason Overdorf
  • Smoke an opium pipe with Emily Hahn
  • Discover the feminine secret of Buddha with Tim Ward
  • Learn a few lessons in Communist travel with Sean Presant
  • Journey back to Tiananmen Square with Miriam Roberts
  • & much more.

About the editors

Sean O’Reilly, editor-at-large and director of special sales for Travelers’ Tales, is an editor of award-winning travel books, including The Road Within, The Ultimate Journey, Pilgrimage, and The Spiritual Gifts of Travel. He is also the author of the book How to Manage Your Dick: Redirect Sexual Energy and Discover Your More Enlightened, Evolved Self. He lives with his family in Arizona.

James O’Reilly, president and publisher of Travelers’ Tales, wrote mystery serials before becoming a travel writer in the early 1980s. He has visited more than forty countries and worked on all of the Travelers’ Tales books, winning many awards for excellence. James lives with his family in Palo Alto, CA.

Larry Habegger is the executive editor of Travelers’ Tales. As a series editor he has worked on virtually all of the Travelers’ Tales titles, winning many awards for excellence. He is co-author, with James O’Reilly, of “World Travel Watch,” a syndicated column that since 1985 has appeared in major newspapers in five countries. Larry lives in San Francisco, CA, with his family.

About Travelers’ Tales

Founded in 1993, Travelers’ Tales is celebrating its many years of excellence in travel publishing with the publication of Travelers Tales China. By publishing the best travel writing from world-famous authors and new and emerging writers, the editors’ goal is to inspire and enlighten readers through true stories by travelers who have explored the depths of their experiences. The award-winning series includes: country and regional guides; books which explore the themes of women’s travel, spirituality, food, humor, and adventure; travel advice books; Footsteps: The Soul of Travel, a series of single-author travel narratives; and Travelers’ Tales Classics, a series which introduces out-of-print favorites of travel literature to a new audience. Travelers’ Tales China is the latest in the Travelers’ Tales country guide series.

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Travelers Tales China
Edited by Sean O’Reilly, James O’Reilly, and Larry Habegger
ISBN: 1-932361-07-3
$18.95, 386 pages
5 1/8″ x 8″