Located in southwestern China, Sichuan is known as the land of abundance and beauty, boasting a long history as well as a rich and beautiful natural landscape. On May 12, 2008, the province experienced an extraordinarily powerful and devastating earthquake that caused heavy casualties and devastating damages to its infrastructure. The sufferings caused by the massive earthquake were relieved through the quick and intensive efforts of the Chinese civilians, army, and government, as well as international relief agencies. Today, post-earthquake Sichuan is as beautiful as ever. Many of the world cultural heritage sites in the province survived the disaster. The Jiuzhai Valley, the Huanglong Scenic and Historical Interest Area, Leshan's Scenic Spot, and Mount Emei were hardly affected. The well-known ancient Dujiangyan Irrigation System, which was built over 2,000 years ago, was only slightly damaged. The province's diverse ethnic cultures have also survived the earthquake. This book consists of four chapters. The first chapter provides an overview of the historical events that took place in Sichuan. The other three chapters introduce the topographic features and regional cultures through the descriptions of mountains, rivers, and ethnic minorities.

Beautiful Sichuan - Before and After the Wenchuan Earthquake

SKU: 048147
$111.90 Regular Price
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  • ISBN

    9789814281690
  • Authors

    Information Office of Sichuan Provincial Govt
  • Extent

    175
  • Format

    Hardcover
  • Year

    2010
  • Publisher

    Cengage Learning Asia

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