Nanjing Road in Shanghai, China, in 1986. Picture: Alamy

How tourism changed China: Lonely Planet’s first guide to country reveals extent of its evolution

  • Published 35 years ago, the book documents a nation barely recognisable today
  • Despite being littered with flaws and short on practical information, the travel bible gave backpackers in the newly opened country something to talk, debate and bitch about
Topic |   Asia travel

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Nanjing Road in Shanghai, China, in 1986. Picture: Alamy
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