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Flowers on an Iron Tree: Five Cities of China
Flowers on an Iron Tree: Five Cities of China
By Ross Terrill
Atlantic-Little, Brown, 1975, 423 pp
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Before the Blossoms Fall: Life and Death in Japan
Before the Blossoms Fall: Life and Death in Japan
By Agnes Newton Keith
Atlantic-Little, Brown, 1975, 326 pp
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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.