The Last Pigeon Whistler of Old Beijing
By Paul Chapman
Flying pigeons with flutes attached to their tail feathers has been a Beijing sport for centuries. However this rarely observed sport is increasingly difficult to maintain in the modern city. The pigeon fanciers are an almost invisible community and it is not easy to get the introductions. The book is a photo-documentary covering several meetings over the past few years. It is a place marker for a, perhaps, more detailed account when the current COVID 19 restrictions are lifted.