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The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China
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The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China (Paperback)

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Far from the glittering cities of Beijing and Shanghai, China's borderlands are populated by around one hundred million people who are not Han Chinese. For many of these restive minorities, the old Chinese adage 'the mountains are high and the Emperor far away', meaning Beijing's grip on power is tenuous and its influence unwelcome, continues to resonate. Travelling through China's most distant and unknown reaches, David Eimer explores the increasingly tense relationship between the Han Chinese and the ethnic minorities. Deconstructing the myths represented by Beijing, Eimer reveals a shocking and fascinating picture of a China that is more of an empire than a country.

BiographyMemoirsHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyAsian historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySocial & cultural anthropologyTravel & MapsTravel writing Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 13/08/2015 ISBN-13: 9781408864289  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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David Eimer was the China Correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph from 2007 to 2012, while also working as a columnist and feature writer for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Having first visited China in 1988, he has travelled in almost every province of the country and lived in Beijing from 2005-2012. Currently based in Bangkok, Eimer was the Daily Telegraph's Southeast Asia Correspondent from 2012 to 2014.

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