The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China

Author(s): David Eimer

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Far from the glittering cities of Beijing and Shaghai, China's borderlands are populated by around one hundred million people who are not Han Chinese. For many of these restive minorities, the old Chinese adage 'the mountains are high and the Emperor far away', meaning Beijing's grip on power is tenuous and its influence unwelcome, continues to resonate. Travelling through China's most distant and unknown reaches, David Eimer explores the increasingly tense relationship between the Han Chinese and the ethnic minorities. Deconstructing the myths represented by Beijing, Eimer reveals a shocking and fascinating picture of a China that is more of an empire than a country.

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A revelatory and groundbreaking insight into the divisions within modern-day China, The Emperor Far Away exposes the dark side of the world's new superpower

David Eimer was the China Correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph from 2007 to 2012, while also working as a columnist and feature writer for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Having first visited China in 1988, he has travelled in almost every province of the country and lived in Beijing from 2005-2012. Currently based in Bangkok, Eimer was the Daily Telegraph's Southeast Asia Correspondent from 2012 to 2014.

General Fields

  • : 9781408850978
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : 0.523
  • : August 2014
  • : September 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Eimer
  • : Paperback
  • : Export/Airside
  • : 336
  • : 1 x 16 page B&W plate section