Manual for Beijing and Shanghai
Piper, Munich 2009. 224 pages, Hardcover
Two faces of an empire: Beijing, the capital in the North, and Shanghai, the former fishing village turned business centre and booming mega city. With humour and a wealth of information, Adrian Geiges gives us his uniquely personal take on the two rivals. What is the place to be for artists? Where does one find the most stylish women? What should one eat and where? Why do residents of Beijing purchase a car first, while people from Shanghai choose an apartment? What do the Olympics and Expo have in common, and how do they differ?