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Rock Paper Tiger

By Lisa Brackmann

Rock Paper Tiger
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  • Hardcover: Jun 2010,
    368 pages.
    Paperback: Jun 2011,
    336 pages.

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A Quick Tour of Chinese Cities Found in Rock Paper Tiger

Since the 2008 Olympics, China has become more of a tourist destination than ever. For those of us who haven't ventured that far, here is an overview of the cities where Ellie Cooper tried to elude her pursuers.

Beijing
Also known as Peking, Beijing is the capital of The People's Republic of China as well as its political, educational and cultural center. Both names are the transliteration of the sound of the Mandarin name, meaning "northern capital," which sounds something like "pay-cheeng" or "bey-jing." As of February 2010, the combined population of permanent and non-permanent residents exceeds 22 million. Here Ellie lives on coffee, beer and dumplings, and gets abducted by Creepy John while at a party on the Simatia portion of the Great Wall, on the outskirts of urban Beijing.



Taiyuan
Ellie takes a train to China's coal mining capital to get away from some nasty American security agents. No Starbucks there, so she has to subsist on Nescafe, and hangs out in an ...

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