Traveling around China can be quite overwhelming, with so many things to do and so many sites to see. Come prepared with a copy of China Tour Guide: Cartoons by Wang Qicheng (otherwise known as a 'Cartoon Knight'), a kid-friendly illustrated guide that manages to bring warmth into the act of travel.
Suitable for young Chinese and foreign readers, this guide provides helpful information on the history, culture and geography of the different provinces within the Middle Kingdom, enhanced by Wang's quirky cartoons and captions.
Billed as China's first tour guide book presented in the form of cartoons, the 327-page book contains many concise descriptions of local sites, histories and conditions within the different areas of China. Based on the human interactions, feelings and observations made by Wang during his 10 years of travel around the country, the factual details and imagery of the places visited are brought to life by his endearing and understandable cartoons. It achieves Wang's aim to break down language barriers, in order for everyone to see China in a different light.
In the first section of the book, Wang provides a packing list of physical essentials such as comfortable shoes and clothes, as well as emotional necessities such as a 'heart full of joy.' It follows with a set of rules along with his cartoons to pursue a 'happy journey' while traveling. Combining deeper, spiritual meanings with the physical act of traveling makes the book stand out as a helpful yet consoling guide to your journey.
Each chapter contains a map and chart of the provinces, highlighting key local sites, customs and products — all aided by the whimsical cartoons. An illustrated 'Chan Realization' section in each chapter is also added to bring a sense of humor to traditional Chinese wisdom.
With its fun and enchanting format, the book is a great way for kids to learn about the Chinese provinces. It also helps children and adults alike to travel China with the knowledge, amusement and comfort that is needed.
Order a copy of this loveable illustrated guide on thMart right now for just RMB99. You can also buy the whole set of cartoon guides (four books in total) for just RMB350 (was RMB385, now 9 percent off). The complete set includes guides for China, Shanghai, Beijing and Chengdu.
Plus, we’ve got not one, but two special gifts for our readers! From March 1 to 31, we are giving away a free set of postcards (20 pcs/set) for book purchases over RMB199. Together there are four sets of gorgeous postcards for you to choose from. Just leave a message upon checkout to specify the theme you want. There are four themes in total:
The Story of the Forbidden City
Tibet, Time Paradise
Memory of Chengdu in Photos
Memory of Old Beijing's Hutongs
It gets better! Spend over RMB299 and you'll receive a free beautifully designed 'ancient' notebook. These notebooks feature a selection of poems and lyrics from the Tang and Song Dynasties, translated by the legendary Xu Yuanchong. The bilingual Chinese and English poems are printed alongside classic Chinese paintings, and there's plenty of space in the blank margins for you to take notes and record your personal thoughts.
There are two notebook editions to choose from:
"To See Within One Day All Flowers on the Trees"
"Time and Tide Will Not Wait For a Man Forlorn"
Leave a message upon checkout to specify which edition you want.
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