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A Beautiful Glimpse into China through its People, 3 Aug. 2010
There are lots of books on China out there, including myriad photography books. Carter's book stands out because instead of focusing on landscape, architecture, or food, he shows the beauty and diversity of Chinese people. Those who have not traveled or lived in China, may not realize the amount of variety among the people--with this book you be able to fully understand and appreciate how unique each ethnicity is. Chinese people are not just simply Chinese.
In each province one can find many different ethnicities, each varied in appearance and fashion, traditions and attitude. Carter captures these differences beautifully in his book "China: Portrait of a People." He also managed to travel to every corner of China, illustrating everyone from Han to Tibetans to Uyghurs. If you have been to China or have any interest in the country, you will enjoy this book that gives such a wonderful insight into its people.