The first impression our readers may have after unfolding this China Impression will be very different from what they have in mind about China. In the sea of publications about Chinese natural and cultural heritages, China is usually depicted as a mixture of ancient civilization and natural endowment. Always about dynasties, about the Yangzi River and the Yellow Mountain etc, impressions on China seem to have been fixed as such that China's agricultural history and it Loess civilization, especially those traces that are recorded as world heritages are always easily taken as the first lesson to learn about this country.
To classify these heritages based on present administrative regions is too simple and will break their timeline. To label them with geographical locations or by chronicles seems to be too rigid and cannot fully distinguish one from another, since similar sceneries can be found in different regions - take Mount Tai in the east and Mount Hua in the west, different in shapes though, they are but all mountains. To put them in order of the World Heritage index won't work so well either as some "off record" Chinese heritages, although not up to international standard, are so worthy that they are indispensable to form a complete China impression, and therefore should be included alike.
With those considerations, a new approach and a new thinking of classification are applied in compilation of this photo album. Spanning high and low, covering wide range of altitudes and longitudes, almost all the scenes in the eastern part of the Asian Continent from not only almost all Chinese administrative regions, but also the most remote borders of the Chinese territory are presented in exquisite pictures coupled with elegant texts, a great feast to both the eyes and minds.
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