Nanjing and the Lower Yangzi, From Past to Present, The New Yangzi River Vol.II
Published by Marshall Cavendish, Singapore
This is an illustrated travel guide to the three Chinese provinces of Jiangsu, Anhui, and Jiangxi, focusing on those towns and sights along the Yangzi River. The keystone is a 143 page chapter on Nanjing which is the most extensive English language history and guide to the city since Barry Till's work was published 15 years ago in 1981. Other key sights that receive full chapters include the Buddhist sacred mountain of Jiuhua Shan in Anhui, and Mt. Lu Shan in Jiangxi. There is also a complete chapter on the history of Chinese Buddhism up to the present. Emphasis is given to the history and traditional culture of this region, although modern developments and current events are included to bring the story up to the present. All photos, research and text are by me.