How long would it take to walk across the world’s most populous country? Find out by listening to Graham Earnshaw’s story. He’ll be speaking at Garden Books — 325 Changle Road, Shanghai — at 6pm on Saturday 26th February. 40 RMB includes one drink.

Graham’s book The Great Walk of China is a journey into China’s heartland, away from its surging coastal cities, where the ripples of prosperity are only just beginning to be felt and many find themselves left behind. Through his conversations with the people he meets along the way, the Chinese-speaking author paints a portrait of a nation struggling to come to terms with its newfound identity and its place in the world. Our wandering guide never backs away from sensitive and sometimes uncomfortable topics, and captures the essential kindness and generosity of the Chinese people with brilliant clarity.

The Great Walk of China was reviewed last month by US newspaper the Christian Science Monitor: “A journalist’s journey by foot from Shanghai to Tibet offers a fascinating look at a part of China seldom seen by foreigners”.

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