In the summer of 2006, I spent just under 4 weeks visiting a variety ot places in China, avidly taking photos, absorbing my surroundings and the Chinese culture, and keeping notes about the things I was observing, learning and contemplating. This book will hopefully give you a great deal of insight into what it is like to be in China at a very fascinating time in its evolution. If you are considering visiting China, this book, with its 14 stories and just under 100 photographs, might help you to make your decision. In this very eventful time following China's hosting of the 2008 Olympics, this is also a very timely read. I hope you will enjoy it!