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China: An Introduction to the Culture and People (Armchair Traveller)by Kai Strittmatter
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"This is a delightfully witty and insightful guide to today's China."—The Guardian
China, the world's next superpower, is a complex, compelling, and often contradictory country that can bewilder even the most seasoned travelers. The journalist Kai Strittmatter made Beijing his home for ten years and, with varying degrees of success, navigated his way through its many pitfalls. On returning to Europe he wrote this unique book, a blend of reportage and anecdote that goes a long way to explaining the Chinese and why all our hopes, from prosperity to peace, rest with this enigmatic country.
Kai Strittmatter lived in Beijing as a newspaper correspondent. He is now the Istanbul correspondent for the Sueddeutsche Zeitung and has published several books.
A humorous introduction to the cultural oddities and quirks of Chinese life from a Western perspective.
About the Author
Kai Strittmatter would tell you that Chinese is one of the easiest languages in the world to speak. He lived in Beijing as a newspaper correspondent and his articles have been collected in several books.
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