Getting Around in China by Fred Richardson

ISBN 978-7-119-04793-5
Foreign Languages Press, Beijing, China, July 2007

Getting Around in China is about the nuts and bolts of travel in a big country. Other books rate the attractions and suggest destinations... this book tells you how to get to the places you choose to visit, comfortably and affordably. It also includes anecdotes from my journals to illustrate the kinds of situations that arise when traveling in China.

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Comments from readers of the book

Color images of the b/w photos in the book

Photos of transportation in China

Photos of Chinese kids

Photos of Chinese people from various regions

Book Updates

A feature article about the author, in English from a Chinese daily (Xiamen Ribao, by Nick Mallcott, editor Chen Yuqing)

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I'd like to hear any feedback readers have about my book, as well as comments about travel in China. I may post your comments after reviewing them. You can reach me by email at Thanks for your interest!