The Iron Rooster is an aged train going between Peking and Urumchi. Theroux's journey on it takes him to the heart of China, where he learns about the ways of the people - many of which have survived centuries of change, spiritually, physically, economically and politically.
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Paul Theroux invites you to join him on the journey of a lifetime, in the grand romanttic tradition, by train across Euope, through the vast underbelly of Asia and in the heart of Russia, and then up to China. Here is China by rail, as seen and heard through the eyes and ears of one of the most intrepid and insightful travel writers of our time.
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