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Oriental Hada : Building the Railway to the Roof of the World.

Author/Creator:
Jian, Xu.
Publication:
Nottingham : Aurora Publishing LLC, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (456 pages)
Series:
From Inside China (I)
From Inside China (I)
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Subjects:
Railroads -- China.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Joining the high Himalayan altitudes to mainland China, the Qinghai- Tibet Railway embodies the dreams of generations of Chinese and its leaders, including Sun Yat-sen, Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin. In a fastly developing globalized society, high-speed rail, accessibility and travel are often easy to dismiss and take for granted. But here, Xu Jian takes a step back, and station by station, relives the political and geographical challenges encountered during the railway's construction. It is a story not only of engineering, but of national pride, bloodshed, hardship, sacrifice, romance and sex.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Smith, Callum.
Smith, Callum.
Zhang, Wanning.
Other format:
Print version: Jian, Xu Oriental Hada: The Oriental Express
ISBN:
9781908647498
OCLC:
950463611