Paperback. English. Phoenix. 1998. Fair/Used. Arriving in Yuncheng, China as a starry-eyed 21-year-old teacher, Justin Hill expected the legend. Slowly, over the two years he spent teaching in the city, Hill began to gain insights into the real lives of contemporary China, realizing that nowhere was more authentically Chinese than this outpost nestling in a bend of the yellow river. Battling with the daily contraditions of a rich spiritual and cultural history and a Communist present, adapting to the gradual influence of the West with a robust good humor, the people of Yuncheng are a vital part of their country's future. A Bend in the Yellow River is a unique view of a different way of life.