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Iron & Silk (Vintage Departures)

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ISBN13: 9780394755113
ISBN10: 0394755111
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Publisher Comments:

Salzman captures post-cultural revolution China through his adventures as a young American English teacher in China and his shifu-tudi (master-student) relationship with China's foremost martial arts teacher.

Review:

"Salzman demonstrates with skill and subtlety just how Chinese society works." The Washington Post

Review:

"Gong fu, or 'skill that transcends mere surface beauty'...no other term is as apt for a book that describes China and its people with such deftness and delight." Time

Review:

"Dazzling...exhilarating...a joy to read from beginning to end." People

Review:

"For those who see 'China' as an abstraction, whether as enemy, hope of the future, or market, this book is the cure. Read it and get your friends and patrons to read it too." Library Journal

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About the Author

Mark Salzman is the author of Iron & Silk, an account of his two years in China; Lost in Place, a memoir; and the novels The Laughing Sutra, The Soloist, and Lying Awake. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the filmmaker Jessica Yu, and their daughter, Ava.

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rusty reader, September 5, 2011 (view all comments by rusty reader)
Why haven't I read this before? I loved the Laughing Sutra, but never followed up on the author. Any Peace Corps survivor or anyone who has taught English overseas should love this book, and probably anyone who has fantasized about living in another culture will also enjoy it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780394755113
Author:
Salzman, Mark
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
China
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Martial arts
Subject:
Martial arts -- China.
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
China Description and travel.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
china;travel;memoir;martial arts;non-fiction;biography;fiction;autobiography;history;kung fu;travelogue;asia;adventure;travel writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
19871031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.02x5.22x.60 in. .46 lbs.

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Biography » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » Asia » China » Peoples Republic 1949 to Present
Sports and Outdoors » Martial Arts » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Martial Arts » General
Travel » Asia » China
Travel » Travel Writing » Asia
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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Product details 224 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780394755113 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Salzman demonstrates with skill and subtlety just how Chinese society works."
"Review" by , "Gong fu, or 'skill that transcends mere surface beauty'...no other term is as apt for a book that describes China and its people with such deftness and delight."
"Review" by , "Dazzling...exhilarating...a joy to read from beginning to end."
"Review" by , "For those who see 'China' as an abstraction, whether as enemy, hope of the future, or market, this book is the cure. Read it and get your friends and patrons to read it too."
"Synopsis" by , US
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