It took 2 years of the author to select topic, write, translate, add pictures, edit,and publish of the book. The book was revised repeatedly during the process, because it is a special book that should be considered seriously.The book was issued at abroad, and its main readers are students in universities who are keen on Chinese. So we become the advocates of Chinese culture, and the representatives of the cultural communication between China and western countries logically. It puts duty on our shoulder undoubtedly.Therefore, the author completed the whole process of edition cautiously. If you want to know about China, it is of course very important to visit her famous mountains and great rivers, and beautiful sceneries. But, if you are eager to know her, you should go to her splendid cultural halls to read her rich and long history.