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Tom Carter


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San Francisco, The United States
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An inveterate vagrant who flirts with pictures and words, Tom Carter spent 2 straight years backpacking a groundbreaking 35,000 miles across all 33 Chinese provinces, and was named "one of China's foremost explorers" by The World of Chinese magazine. His first book CHINA: Portrait of a People (2008, Blacksmith Books, Hong Kong) has been hailed as the most comprehensive book of photography on modern China ever published by a single author. He is also the editor of Unsavory Elements (2013, Earnshaw Books, Shanghai), an anthology about foreign expats in China. Carter contributed photographs to a critically acclaimed Chinese-language travelogue authored by his wife Hong Mei about their year backpacking together across India. Most recently, he p ...more

Average rating: 3.62 · 1,393 ratings · 82 reviews · 5 distinct worksSimilar authors
走得越远,离自己越近 The Farther I Wa...

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3.49 avg rating — 983 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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CHINA: Portrait of a People

4.24 avg rating — 173 ratings — published 2008
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Unsavory Elements: Stories ...

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An American Bum in China

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背包印度:一个中国女孩的冒险 Backpacking ...

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“No wonder prostitution is so rampant in China, I mused as I watched the four girls watch us: why stand on your feet all day for slave wages when you can get rich on your back?”
Tom Carter, Unsavory Elements: Stories of Foreigners on the Loose in China

“I drift like a cloud,
Across these venerable eastern lands,
A journey of unfathomable distances,
An endless scroll of experiences...
Lady Zhejiang here we must part,
For the next province awaits my embrace.
Sad wanderer, once you conquer the East,
Where do you go?”
Tom Carter, CHINA: Portrait of a People

“Standing unseen in their midst was this damaged product of American democracy, singularly embodying everything that has gone wrong with what the protestors were advocating.”
Tom Carter, An American Bum in China



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