By Angilee Shah,Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom,Pankaj Mishra,Howard French
These are the fascinating and saddening, funny and complicated tales of completely usual those people who are residing via China's awesome differences. The monstrous type 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 occasion 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 interesting country." members contain a Pulitzer Prize successful journalist, a Macarthur Fellow, the China correspondent to a huge Indian newspaper, and students whose intensity of knowing is matched purely by way of the humanity with which they deal with their topics. Their tales jointly create a multi-faceted portrait of a rustic in movement and an creation to a few of the easiest writing on China today.
With contributions from:
Leslie T. Chang
Michelle Dammon Loyalka
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