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Sights with Stories in Old Beijing (Panda Series)
by Xiong Zhenru
The 47 legends that form this book have crystallized around some of Beijing's most celebrated sights. Here are the "just-so stories" of the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Temple of Heaven, the Fragrant Hills, the Summer Palace, the Lama Temple, the Gate of Heavenly Peace and many others, told as earthily and redolently as only Beijingers can. Reminisce or whet your ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 203 pages
Published December 28th 2004 by Foreign Language Press
(first published 2004)
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May 30, 2014 Mel rated it it was amazing
I bought this for a pound on a Chinese bookshop website. I was really glad I did. It reminded me of all the places we went in Beijing and had lots of lovely folk tales associated with them. Even though I've studied lots of Chinese literature and stories these were all new to me. It was interesting to see what a local celebrity the god of architecture was. I really enjoyed this, short but fun.