Chinese Awakenings: Life Stories From The Unofficial China, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Chinese Awakenings

Life Stories From The Unofficial China, 1st Edition

By James Tyson, Ann Tyson


328 pages

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Paperback: 9780367159894
pub: 2020-03-30
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Hardback: 9780367010027
pub: 2019-06-07
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pub: 2019-03-13
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This book aims to allow Chinese to speak for themselves. By so doing, it provides a firsthand portrait of China by Chinese. The book shows how, from muddy village crossroads to raucous city streets, Chinese exhilarated by new dreams are shaping the future of their nation. .

Table of Contents

Introduction Part One: Chinese Society Breaks Free: "Once on the Bow, the Arrow Must Fly" 1. "Muddy Legs": The Peasant Migrant 2. "Turning Iron to Gold": The Entrepreneur 3. "Bad Element": The Shanghai Cosmopolite Part Two: The Revival of Old Ways: "Dying Embers Flare Again" 4. "People of the Black Tents": The Tibetan Nomads 5. "Descendants of Kings": The Wang Clan Part Three: The Losers from Reform: "The Bold Feast While the Timid Starve" 6. "The Moon Reflecting the Sunlight": The Village Woman 7. "Walking on Fire": The Railway Worker Part Four: Chinese Challenge the State: "The Tree Craves Calm but the Wind Rages On" 8. "Touching the Scales of the Dragon's Throat": The Dissident 9. Conclusion: "Truth New Born"?

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies