Journey to Shaolin Temple

Christopher Williams

Journey to Shaolin Temple is one man’s lucid account of his once-in-a-lifetime trek through China’s Henan province. Readers join Williams as he begins his tour in Zhengzhou and moves onto Luoyang and Dengfeng, home of the legendary Shaolin Temple and mystical Mount Song. This captivating tale provides vivid descriptions and dynamic photographs includes the Longmen Grottoes, White Horse Temple and Guan Lin Temple. Text discussions include the Silk Road, Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism and the Four Kings of Heaven. Williams also shares his experiences traveling via China’s vast transportation systems. Williams opens a window that illuminates the complex layers of Chinese society and civilization and inter-societal issues such as the differences between Mandarin and Cantonese languages. Today’s world is becoming smaller and its cultures more interdependent. Williams’ timely story illustrates that different cultures and nationalities can and do learn from each other.

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