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‘The Colour of the Sky After Rain’ tells the story of my relationship with mainland China over a period of some forty years. My principal focus is the Chinese people, their remarkable character and their diversity. I wanted to investigate why, for most Westerners, the people of China are so difficult to know with any degree of depth or intimacy. And yet, since they comprise one-fifth of the world’s population, it is imperative that we in the West should understand them.

The Author

Tessa Keswick’s extensive career is based in public policy and international affairs, particularly in Asia.
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    'I promised to read more of Tessa Keswick’s book about her travels round China, The Colour of the Sky after Rain, on my flight to Lisbon today. It’s an intensely romantic and personal account of her love affair with China which she has explored both intensively and extensively.'

    Charles Saumarez Smith, February 2020.
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The Colour of the Sky
After Rain