China in Ten Words (Hardback)

By Yu Hua


Book details

  • Publisher: Duckworth Publishers
  • Format: Hardback
  • Publication date: 31st Aug 2012
  • ISBN13: 9780715643266
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  • Pages: 240


From one of China’s most acclaimed writers, his first work of non-fiction to appear in English: a unique, intimate look at the Chinese experience over the past several decades, told through personal stories and astute analysis that sharply illuminate the country’s meteoric economic rise and social transformation.Framed by ten words or phrases common in the Chinese vernacular, China in Ten Words reveals as never before the world’s most populous yet most often misunderstood nation. With Yu Hua’s wit, insight and courage, this is a refreshingly candid vision of the ‘Chinese miracle’ and all its consequences, from the singularly invaluable perspective of a leading writer living in China today.Two of the author's novels were named in the Top Ten most influential books of the decade by Wen Hui Bao, Shanghai's biggest newspaper.

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