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By Angilee Shah,Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom,Pankaj Mishra,Howard French

ISBN-10: 0520270266

ISBN-13: 9780520270268

ISBN-10: 0520270274

ISBN-13: 9780520270275

An artist paints landscapes of far flung areas that she can't determine so one can locate her position within the international economic system. A migrant employee varieties recyclables and thinks deeply in regards to the soul of his kingdom, whereas a Taoist mystic struggles to maintain his traditions alive. An entrepreneur capitalizes on a growing to be motor vehicle tradition by way of attempting to persuade humans to not purchase vehicles. And a 90-year-old girl recalls how the oldest neighborhoods of her urban used to be.

These are the interesting and saddening, funny and complicated tales of completely usual those who find themselves residing via China's remarkable variations. The monstrous sort within the lives of those chinese language characters dispels any lingering feel that China has a monolithic inhabitants or is simply a spot the place dissidents struggle Communist get together 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 few without end interesting country." members comprise a Pulitzer Prize profitable journalist, a Macarthur Fellow, the China correspondent to a big Indian newspaper, and students whose intensity of realizing is matched basically via the humanity with which they deal with their matters. Their tales jointly create a multi-faceted portrait of a rustic in movement and an creation to a few of the simplest writing on China today.

With contributions from:

Alec Ash

James Carter

Leslie T. Chang

Xujun Eberlein

Harriet Evans

Anna Greenspan

Peter Hessler

Ian Johnson

Ananth Krishnan

Christina Larson

Michelle Dammon Loyalka

James Millward

Evan Osnos

Jeffrey Prescott

Megan Shank

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