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

An artist paints landscapes of remote locations that she can't establish with a view to locate her position within the worldwide economic system. A migrant employee varieties recyclables and thinks deeply concerning the soul of his state, whereas a Taoist mystic struggles to maintain his traditions alive. An entrepreneur capitalizes on a starting to be motor vehicle tradition via attempting to persuade humans to not purchase automobiles. And a 90-year-old girl recalls 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 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:

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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