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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 off areas that she can't determine with the intention to locate her position within the worldwide economic climate. A migrant employee varieties recyclables and thinks deeply concerning the soul of his kingdom, whereas a Taoist mystic struggles to maintain his traditions alive. An entrepreneur capitalizes on a starting to be motor vehicle tradition by means of attempting to persuade humans to not purchase automobiles. And a 90-year-old girl recollects how the oldest neighborhoods of her urban used to be.

These are the fascinating and saddening, funny and complicated tales of completely usual those people who are residing via China's amazing changes. The great 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 social gathering loyalists and workers create items for millionaires.

Chinese Characters is a set, as Pankaj Mishra writes in his foreword, "to usher in a brand new golden age of journalism a couple of without end attention-grabbing country." individuals contain a Pulitzer Prize profitable journalist, a Macarthur Fellow, the China correspondent to an enormous Indian newspaper, and students whose intensity of figuring out is matched basically by means 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 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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