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'China Smart' reviewed by The Manhattan Book Review

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, August 06, 2019

5/5 "An invaluable resource for travelers to China as well as those who want to learn more about the country in a succinct format without having the need to page through dry and dense history tomes." Read More

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