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Shanghai is China's most outward-looking, modern, and brash metropolis. See chapter 10 for details on exploring the city.
Detailed maps throughout
Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information
Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife
Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas
Insider tips from local expert authors
J. D. Brown has lived and worked in China and has written about China as a literary traveler, a travel writer, and a guidebook author. His work has appeared in such diverse publications as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Michigan Quarterly Review, Islands, and National Geographic Traveler. He is also the author of F rommer’s ShanghaiFrommer’s China: The 50 Most Memorable Trips. When he is not traveling in the Far East, he lives in Eugene, Oregon.
Josh Chin lived in Beijing for 2.5 years, during which time he worked as a freelance journalist and travel writer, and served as copy editor for the government-run China Daily. He first visited China in 1991, and studied Mandarin at Peking University in 1998. He has also lived in Utah, Maine, and Hong Kong. This is his first book for Frommer’s. He would like to thank Susan and Yang Jingdong in Changchun, and Feng Hua, Corrie Dosh, and Katie Benner in Beijing for their various forms of help.
Sharon Owyang, born in Singapore and a graduate of Harvard University, divides her time between film and television projects in the U.S. and China, and freelance travel writing. She has written about Shanghai, China, Vietnam, and San Diego for Insight Guides, Compact Guides, the Los Angeles Times, and several websites. When she’s not traveling, she pays her dues in Los Angeles, California.
Beth Reiber worked for several years in Germany as a freelance travel writer writing for major U.S. newspapers and in Tokyo as editor of the Far East Traveler. Now a freelance travel writer residing in Lawrence, Kansas, with her two sons, she’s the author of several Frommer’s guides including Frommer’s Japan and Frommer’s Tokyo, and is a contributor to Frommer’s Europe from $70 a Day and Frommer’s USA.
For the past 15 years, Michelle Sans has studied, taught, and directed academic tours in China. She speaks and reads Mandarin and holds a master’s degree in Chinese language and classical literature.
Graeme Smith has traveled through most of China’s backwaters over the last 15 years. After almost selling his girlfriend to a truck driver for ¥20 ($2.50) he realized it was time to learn the language properly, and spent 2 years pacing the corridors of Peking and Tsinghua universities in search of enlightenment. He was lured away from the comforts of academic life and a substantial contract with the South Coogee Wanderers Football Club to join our team.
I have been waiting for a guide like this for a long time. I want to raise my kids as global citizens but simply cannot afford to make visits to other countries and cultures part... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Lucy S.
This book was just what I needed to educate myself about an upcoming trip to China. I have never trusted any travel books but Frommer's and never been disappointed. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Dottie McArthur
Traveled around China with this guide as my sole reference. This is a must have to prepare and use during your journey.Published 15 months ago by Tennis8
This book is a good overview on China. Also it gives helpful information on restaurants, hotels, attractions, and the like. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Miele Madam
This book is a very helpful guide. Very practical with good information. I actually cut out the pages for the places I visited instead of carrying the whole bookPublished 19 months ago by M. Decker
The book filled in many facts while I was on a china tour. The tour guides are sometimes difficult to understand especially when at a crowded tour site.Published 22 months ago by Marv
Contained a great deal of good info for my China hike of last winter/early spring.I recommend it for serious hikers/travelers.Published 23 months ago by Patricia Kohr
The guide has solid information and it's easy to read. It helps you categorize what's more important. The best feature are the eas-to-read maps.Published 24 months ago by D. R. Ransdell