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Oracle Bones: A Journey through Time in China

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ISBN13: 9780061834127
ISBN10: 0061834122
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From the acclaimed author of River Town comes a rare portrait, both intimate and epic, of twenty-first-century China as it opens its doors to the outside world.
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A century ago, outsiders saw China as a place where nothing ever changes. Today the country has become one of the most dynamic regions on earth. In Oracle Bones, Peter Hessler explores the human side of China's transformation, viewing modern-day China and its growing links to the Western world through the lives of a handful of ordinary people. In a narrative that gracefully moves between the ancient and the present, the East and the West, Hessler captures the soul of a country that is undergoing a momentous change before our eyes.

Synopsis:

An American journalist living in Beijing offers an odyssey through twenty-first-century China as seen through the eyes of a handful of ordinary people.

Table of Contents

I: Artifact A: The underground city — The middleman — Artifact B: The written world — The voice of America — The broken bridge — Artifact C: The wall — The overnight city — II: Starch — Hollywood — Artifact D: The voice of the turtle — At night you're not lonely — Immigration — The courtyard — Artifact E: The bronze head — Anniversary — Sichuanese — III: Artifact F: The book — Asylum — Artifact G: The uncracked bone — The games — Sand — Artifact H: The word — Translation — Flags — Straight to video — Artifact I: The horse — Wonton western — Election — Chinatown — Artifact J: the criticism — Artifact K: The lost alphabets — Encapsulate prime — Artifact L: The misprinted character — Patton's tomb — Artifact Z: The sold words — Tea.

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M_M, January 4, 2012 (view all comments by M_M)
Peter Hessler just won a MacArthur Genius Grant for his insightful "long narrative" journalistic explorations of modern China
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061834127
Subtitle:
A Journey through Time in China
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
Peter Hessler
Author:
Hessler, Peter
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
China
Subject:
China Civilization.
Subject:
China Description and travel.
Subject:
Asia-China General
Subject:
History-Sale Books
Subject:
Sale Books-Nonfiction
Subject:
Travel -- China.
Subject:
Travel Writing-Asia
Subject:
World History - China
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070508
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
528

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Product details 528 pages HarperCollins - English 9780061834127 Reviews:
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From the acclaimed author of River Town comes a rare portrait, both intimate and epic, of twenty-first-century China as it opens its doors to the outside world.

"Synopsis" by , An American journalist living in Beijing offers an odyssey through twenty-first-century China as seen through the eyes of a handful of ordinary people.
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