Riding the iron rooster by train through china and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. 1982 half dozen years after the death of mao i hooked up with a farmers group kansas on a cultural exchange to china what an experience that i shall never forget therouxs riding the iron rooster brought back vivid memories of what i saw we traveled from shanghai to beijing in 17 days by bus train and air. Riding the iron rooster 1988 is a travel book by paul theroux primarily about his travels through china in the 1980s one of his aims is to disprove the chinese maxim you can always fool a foreigner it won the 1989 thomas cook travel book award. The riding the iron rooster by train through china book is the best writer paul theroux this is an account of a journey through all parts of china by train with an epilogue in tibet by the author of the great railway bazaar the road to patagonia mosquito coast picture post and many other books. Paul theroux riding the iron rooster by train through china ive reviewed several other of paul therouxs travel writings elsewhere and one of the things that has struck me time and again is that he tends to have a somewhat condescending attitude to the people he meets
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