By Angilee Shah,Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom,Pankaj Mishra,Howard French
These are the interesting and saddening, funny and complicated tales of totally usual those who are dwelling via China's impressive ameliorations. The vast style within the lives of those chinese language characters dispels any lingering experience that China has a monolithic inhabitants or is simply a spot the place dissidents struggle Communist social gathering loyalists and employees create items for millionaires.
Chinese Characters is a suite, as Pankaj Mishra writes in his foreword, "to bring in a brand new golden age of journalism a couple of without end attention-grabbing country." individuals contain a Pulitzer Prize successful journalist, a Macarthur Fellow, the China correspondent to an important Indian newspaper, and students whose intensity of realizing is matched in simple terms by way of the humanity with which they deal with their matters. Their tales jointly create a multi-faceted portrait of a rustic in movement and an advent to a couple of the easiest writing on China today.
With contributions from:
Leslie T. Chang
Michelle Dammon Loyalka
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Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land by Angilee Shah,Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom,Pankaj Mishra,Howard French