From one of Chinaas most acclaimed writers, his first work of nonfiction to appear in English: a unique, intimate look at the Chinese experience over the last several decades, told through personal stories and astute analysis that sharply illuminate the countryas meteoric economic and social transformation. Framed by ten phrases common in the Chinese vernacularaapeople, a aleader, a areading, a awriting, a aLu Xuna (one of the most influential Chinese writers of the twentieth century), adisparity, a arevolution, a agrassroots, a acopycat, a and abamboozleaaChina in Ten Words reveals as never before the worldas most populous yet oft-misunderstood nation. In aDisparity, a for example, Yu Hua illustrates the mind-boggling economic gaps that separate citizens of the country. In aCopycat, a he depicts the escalating trend of piracy and imitation as a creative new form of revolutionary action. And in aBamboozle, a he describes the increasingly brazen practices of trickery, fraud, and chicanery that are, he suggests, becoming a way of life at every level of society. Characterized by Yu Huaas trademark wit, insight, and courage, China in Ten Words is a refreshingly candid vision of the aChinese miraclea and all its consequences, from the singularly invaluable perspective of a writer living in China today. From the Hardcover edition.From the Hardcover edition.
|Title||:||China in Ten Words|
|Publisher||:||Vintage - 2011-11-08|