China in Ten Words by Yu Hua (2012-08-21)

  • by Yu Hua
  • Narrated by Don Hagen
  • 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From one of China's most acclaimed writers: a unique, intimate look at the Chinese experience over the last several decades. Framed by 10 phrases common in the Chinese vernacular, China in Ten Words uses personal stories and astute analysis to reveal as never before the world's most populous yet oft-misunderstood nation. In "Disparity," for example, Yu Hua illustrates the expanding 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. Witty, insightful, and courageous, this is a refreshingly candid vision of the "Chinese miracle" and all of its consequences.

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Cautious + optimistic

Loved it, however some of the words used to describe China seemed too particular to the author to apply to the whole nation.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-07-2017
  • Publisher: joshua norris