Flowers on an Iron Tree: Five Cities of China; Before the Blossoms Fall: Life and Death in Japan

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Flowers on an Iron Tree: Five Cities of China

By Ross Terrill
Atlantic-Little, Brown, 1975
423 pp. $15.00
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Before the Blossoms Fall: Life and Death in Japan

By Agnes Newton Keith
Atlantic-Little, Brown, 1975
326 pp. $8.95
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Two examples of the time-honored travel reportage genre: Terrill excels at facts and statistics, Keith at aesthetics and emotions. Both books are nice if you can't go yourself.