The Book of Mountains and Rivers by Yu QuiyuThe Book of Mountains and Rivers by Yu Quiyu

The Book of Mountains and Rivers

byYu Quiyu

Hardcover | October 31, 2015

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Yu Qiuyu is one of China's greatest modern essayists. Sometimes a prickly commentator, he is above all a storyteller. In this volume he takes his inspiration from China's geography, both human and physical, and brings the culture of his country to life with human characters and historical narrative. The forests of Hainan, the Three Gorges, classical pagodas, ancient remains under modern Shanghai, even the open skies. all have their stories and cultural connections, traced with erudition and wit by an inquisitive mind. "I sought a path across mountains and rivers, plastering my brief life across a rugged corner of this planet," explains Yu Qiuyu. The Book of Rivers and Mountains is another in a series of meditative essays about Chinese culture and history. In this book he returns to the Chinese mainland in contemplation of its people and the natural landscape that has shaped their way of life. He refers to mountains and rivers as the "facial expressions of the land" and the only true way of understanding the history of the country and its people.

Born in 1946 in China's Zhejiang province, after graduating from the literature department of the Shanghai Theatre Academy in 1968, Yu became the youngest art professor in mainland Chinese history at age 39 in 1985, causing a great stir at the time. Later, he became the head of Shanghai Theater Academy and published a series of academi...
Title:The Book of Mountains and RiversFormat:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:October 31, 2015Publisher:CN Times Books Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1627741089

ISBN - 13:9781627741088