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South of the clouds tales from Yunnan by Xu Guo

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Published by University of Washington Press in Seattle .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • China,
  • Yunnan Sheng.

Subjects:

  • Tales -- China -- Yunnan Sheng.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Lucien Miller ; translated by Guo Xu, Lucien Miller, and Xu Kun.
ContributionsGuo, Xu., Miller, Lucien., Xu, Kun.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGR336.Y86 S68 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 328 p. :
Number of Pages328
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1425554M
ISBN 100295972939, 029597348X
LC Control Number93036563

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-- Naomi Duguid, author of Burma: Rivers of Flavor, and Taste of Persia In Cooking South of the Clouds, Georgia Freedman presents a thorough primer and loving homage to one of China's most intriguing and delicious regions. Buy this book if you've visited or thinking of visiting Yunnan, or if you want to expand your knowledge of Chinese cuisine/5(49). The Land South of the Clouds serves as a companion piece to ThenLand Barron's Sun: The Story of Ly Loc and His Seven Wives/5. Complete with profiles of local cooks, artisans and farmers, as well as breath-taking location photography, Cooking South of the Clouds takes you on an unforgettable journey through the land of Shangri-La and presents a whole new world of flavours/5. Set in a dangerous, once-obscure corner of the world that has recently vaulted to prominence, South of the Clouds tells the story of an American forced to choose, not between right and wrong—“there’s no legal here”—but between the predictable and the unknown, between a stale life or one with Mei, the beautiful karaoke girl with a past, and the woman he loves.

  South of the Clouds offers a fascinating, intimate portrait of China by telling the story of an American man who ventures into its hidden realmsromance, politics, the criminal underworld, and Tibet. As he matures from a wide-eyed student into a journalist and a seasoned observer, he develops a passion for uncovering secrets, about China and about Edition: First Edition.   This is not your typical travel guide book because it does not focus on recommending restaurants and hotels. But that is exactly why I liked it. Instead, Goodman focuses on capturing Yunnan through descriptions of the geography, ethnic groups, history, cultural, etc. By the way, there's a reason Yunnan is called "south of the clouds"/5(23). While flipping through the atlas of Chang Ch’i-yun, one of China’s most famous geographers, distinguished translator Bill Porter (Red Pine) developed a curiosity about the southwestern province of China. Dubbed Yun-nan, “South of the Clouds,” this was the last area modern China to come under Chinese control.5/5(11). Complete with profiles of local cooks, artisans, and farmers, as well as breathtaking on-location photography, Cooking South of the Clouds takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the land of Shangri-La and introduces a new world of flavors. The Sunny Side of Cooking Lisa Rayner — Cooking.