This title includes a book and 4 CDs. Beijing (Chinese: Beijing) is the capital of China as well as a province in its own right. The town is the cultural and political centre of the country with a population of approximately 11 million. As one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, Beijing is an interesting travel destination with a history stretching back more than 3000 years. Thanks to its history, Beijing is home to a cultural heritage unique in the world, which can be admired with the fantastic photographs in this book. Beijing will host the 2008 Summer Olympics. Music CDs contain Beijing (or Peking) opera, traditional Chinese music as well as current Chinese lounge music.