China in Ten Words by Yu Hua audiobook

China in Ten Words

By Yu Hua
Translated by Allan H. Barr
Read by Don Hagen

Gildan Media 9781469000589

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200636501

  • ISBN: 9798200636495

  • ISBN: 9798200636518

Runtime: 7.77 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From one of China’s 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 country’s meteoric economic and social transformation. Framed by ten phrases common in the Chinese vernacular—“people,” “leader,” “reading,” “writing,” “Lu Xun” (one of the most influential Chinese writers of the twentieth century), “disparity,” “revolution,” “grassroots,” “copycat,” and “bamboozle”—China in Ten Words reveals as never before the world’s most populous yet oft-misunderstood nation. In “Disparity,” for example, Yu Hua illustrates the mind-boggling economic gaps that separate citizens of the country. In “Copycat,” he depicts the escalating trend of piracy and imitation as a creative new form of revolutionary action. And in “Bamboozle,” 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 Hua’s trademark wit, insight, and courage, China in Ten Words is a refreshingly candid vision of the “Chinese miracle” and all its consequences, from the singularly invaluable perspective of a writer living in China today.

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Author Bio: Yu Hua

Author Bio: Yu Hua

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 7.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English