Anhui Province, often referred to as Wan, is situated in the north end of eastern China. The province has a territory of 139600 square kilometers and a population of 64.5 million, with Hefei as its capital. The yantze River in the south of the province and the Huaihe River in the north flow across it in an easterly direction, dividing the province into three regions of Wannan, Jianghuai and Huaibei.
South of the Yangtze lies Wannan, a land of mounations where green hills and peaks meet the eyes wherever the gaze. Here one can find the Buddhist mounation Mount Jiuhua, the Taoist mountain Mount Qiyun, and UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites-Mount Huangshan, Xidi and Honcun Villages. The Hui Culture-the long and brilliant culture of the region has engendered its own particular schools and genres in such disciplines and philosophy, literature, poetry, drama, painting, medicine and architecture and is an important component of Chinese culture.
THe book is an introduction to the Hui Culture and the dreamlike Mount Huangshan-a work by the magic hand of nature.