Update dear david bowie fans yes indeed this book was retitled peking story the last days of old china so if youre having trouble finding it try looking for the other title i loved this book its the true story of a very young american man living in china who marries into an aristocratic . Peking story is a poignantly written requiem for old peking the city whose death is symbolic of the death of chinas ancient culture and civilization nien cheng the new york times book review for americans who travel to beijing or who are interested in the city as it was before the revolution this book will give a new dimension to . Peking story is a public story told by a very private man and that shapes the book and contributes to its unique form kidd alludes to his private nature and the burden of telling his story in his preface. About peking story for two years before and after the 1948 communist revolution david kidd lived in peking where he married the daughter of an aristocratic chinese family. Peking story david kidd used auction catalogues books and magazines for sale by lasie exotique
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