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Country Driving

A Chinese Road Trip

Peter Hessler

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In the summer of 2001, Peter Hessler, the long-time Beijing correspondent for the New Yorker, acquired his Chinese drivers licence. For the next seven years he travelled the country, tracking how the automobile and the improved transport system were transforming China. Hessler writes movingly of everyday people farmers, migrant workers and entrepreneurs who have reshaped the country during one of the most critical periods in its history. Country Driving illuminates the vast, shifting landscape of a traditionally rural nation that, having once built walls against outsiders, is building the roads and factory towns that will shape the twenty-first century.

Peter Hessler is a staff writer at the New Yorker, where he served as the Beijing correspondent from 2000 to 2007 and is also a contributing writer for National Geographic. He is the author of River Town, which won the Kiriyama Book Prize, and Oracle Bones, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. He won the 2008 National Magazine Award for Excellence in reporting.

* Modern China has seldom been better explained than by Peter Hessler in this imaginative and illuminating book, one that gives us a steering wheel-up view of the country's giddying economic and social transformation. -- Tim Butcher, Author Of Blood River * Funny and brilliantly written. I have not read anything quite like it before on China. -- Chris Patten * [An] extraordinary survey of contemporary China ... really quite unforgettable. Observer on ORACLE BONES * An extraordinary, genre-defying book ... Beautifully constructed ... Hessler's reportage is vivid. Daily Telegraph on ORACLE BONES * A brilliant tapestry of ancient and modern China. Spectator on Hessler's RIVER TOWN * A masterly, learned, entertaining, kind and endlessly fascinating panorama of life in 21st-century China. -- Jan Morris * Hessler's account superbly captures the spirit of a country. Sunday Times on Hessler's ORACLE BONES


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Seitenzahl 560 (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 04.03.2010
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781847679017
Verlag Canongate Books Ltd.
Dateigröße 2722 KB


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