River Town

River Town

Two Years on the Yangtze

Book - 2001
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Records the author's experiences as a Peace Corps English teacher in the small Chinese city of Fuling, during which time he witnessed such events as the death of Deng Xiaoping, the return of Hong Kong to the mainland, and the construction of the Three Gorges Dam.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060855024
9780060953744
0060953748
9780060195441
0060195444
Characteristics: 402 p. : maps ; 25 cm

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Linni
Jul 30, 2013

Yes, I would also recommend Red China Blues and Jan Wong's China, also try Guy Delisle's graphic novel Shen Zhen, it gives another outsider's view on modern Chinese society, and it's quite entertaining to read.

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whulj
Jul 02, 2012

An immensely pleasurable read. I love the clarity and simplicity of Hessler's prose.

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Yaba
Feb 27, 2012

Great read.

I also recommend:
"Lost on Planet China" and "Red China Blues".

All three books will give you a glimpse at modern Chinese culture and history.

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