"...up-to-the-minute information about these fast-changing metropolises... what makes this book so worth reading are the many special topics, literary excerpts and archive pictures and illustrations sprinkled throughout, which meld with the main text and colourful contemporary pictures to present as full and comprehensive an understanding of China's urban powerhouses as you'll find anywhere in print." - SILK ROAD, Magazine - " --Silk Road Magazine
About the Author
Peter Hibbard MBE is a Shanghai-based British writer. His research, focusing on Shanghai's urban development and the history of travel and tourism in China, began over 25 years ago. He is the author of numerous publications, including The Bund Shanghai: China Faces West, and is President of the Royal Asiatic Society China in Shanghai. Paul Mooney, an American freelance journalist, has 31 years of experience studying and working in Asia. Paul moved to Beijing in 1994, beginning a 16-year stint of reporting from around the country for leading publications, such as Newsweek, Asiaweek, The Far Eastern Economic Review and the South China Morning Post. He lives in Beijing.