Hey guys, thanks for dropping by!
I have published three books so far:
“The Longest Way” (German) (also in Chinese/Russian) is a recount of my walk through China. This book tells the whole story of one year on foot from Beijing to Ürümqi in 2007/08. I tried to be honest about it. Because walking isn’t just about feeling awesome and “finding yourself” on the road. There are also self-doubts. There is moral decay and sadness. And then there is the beautiful absurdity of being alive.
“China Zu Fuß” (German) is a National Geographic coffee table book about that same walk. This one tells the story in a different way, not with so many personal observations and gritty details, but with glossy photographs, short texts, maps and captions. I wanted to make a book that is not so much about the act of walking, but more about the visual aspect of the country I walked through: China, in a time of great change.
So far, none of these books are out in English – yet! : )
Here’s a short introduction to “The Longest Way” and “China Zu Fuß”:
And here is one about “Chinese Characteristics”:
If you want to get one of these books in English, there is actually one thing you can do: