The Insider's Guide to Beijing is the definitive guide for anyone planning to stay in the city for a while. It includes information on schools, doctors (of both Western and Chinese medicine) and where to get the best Peking duck, where to buy Italian shoes for kids and how to buy a house in the city. The guide covers everything from transportation to adult education. The 2007 edition also has a section on the Olympics. And since it includes lots of information about daily life in China from a foreigner s perspective, it s also a good read for the armchair traveler. Available from bookstores in major Chinese cities or order now from www.immersionguides.com --Colors Magazine, Winter 2006/2007
From the Author
Unlike most Beijing guidebooks which are written by one or two authors, the Insider's Guide to Beijing
is a collaborative endeavor, involving over 40 writers and photographers, all of them long-term Beijing residents. The idea, of course, was to ensure that each chapter was written from experience and spoke with authority. But the multiple author approach was also rooted in the conviction that the only way to accurately portray such a sprawling and fast-paced subject as Beijing was through multiple perspectives (i.e. the 'Cubist' approach). Born in four separate decades, the book's writers include native Beijingers and foreign residents; parents and singles; a World Bank consultant, an entrepreneur, two rock musicians, a dancer, a conceptual artist and several journalists. Each writer brought unique specialization and insight, ensuring nuance and pluralism. To be sure, overseeing a project of this size was not stress free, but working with so many thoughtful contributors who share my fascination with Beijing was a true privilege.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.