China in Ten Words

China in Ten Words

Written by Yu Hua
Narrated by Don Hagen
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China in Ten Words

Written by Yu Hua | Narrated by Don Hagen
This “outstanding” book (The Atlantic) provides an in-depth look at the culture and history of China over the past several decades, framed by analysis of 10 key Chinese phrases. “If you think you know China, you will be challenged to think again. If you don’t know China, you will be introduced to a country that is unlike anything you have heard” (The Wall Street Journal).

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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.

©2017 Yu Hua (P)2017 Yu Hua

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Release Date: April 9, 2012
Publisher: Gildan Audio
Run time: 7 hours and 48 minutes
Unabridged Audiobook

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