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The Resource Age of ambition : chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China, Evan Osnos

Age of ambition : chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China, Evan Osnos

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Age of ambition : chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China
Title
Age of ambition
Title remainder
chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China
Statement of responsibility
Evan Osnos
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Language
eng
Summary
"A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy--or an addled Goliath, riddled with corruption and on the edge of stagnation. What we don't see is how both powerful and ordinary people are remaking their lives as their country dramatically changes. As the Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, Evan Osnos was on the ground in China for years, witness to profound political, economic, and cultural upheaval. In Age of Ambition, he describes the greatest collision taking place in that country: the clash between the rise of the individual and the Communist Party's struggle to retain control. He asks probing questions: Why does a government with more success lifting people from poverty than any civilization in history choose to put strict restraints on freedom of expression? Why do millions of young Chinese professionals--fluent in English and devoted to Western pop culture--consider themselves "angry youth," dedicated to resisting the West's influence? How are Chinese from all strata finding meaning after two decades of the relentless pursuit of wealth? Writing with great narrative verve and a keen sense of irony, Osnos follows the moving stories of everyday people and reveals life in the new China to be a battleground between aspiration and authoritarianism, in which only one can prevail"--
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1976-
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Osnos, Evan
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Social change
  • Economic development
  • Individualism
  • Authoritarianism
  • China
  • China
  • China
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Age of ambition : chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China, Evan Osnos
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Fortune. Unfettered -- The call -- Baptized in civilization -- Appetites of the mind -- No longer a slave -- Cutthroat -- Acquired taste -- Truth. Dancing in shackles -- Liberty leading the people -- Miracles and magic engines -- A chorus of soloists -- The art of resistance -- Seven sentences -- The germ in the henhouse -- Sandstorm -- Lightning storm -- All that glitters -- The hard truth -- Faith. The spiritual void -- Passing by -- Soulcraft -- Culture wars -- True believers -- Breaking out -- Epilogue -- Notes on Sources -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 403 pages
Isbn
9780374280741
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013041338
Other control number
40023903295
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)867769808
  • (OCoLC)ocn867769808
  • 669615
Label
Age of ambition : chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China, Evan Osnos
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Fortune. Unfettered -- The call -- Baptized in civilization -- Appetites of the mind -- No longer a slave -- Cutthroat -- Acquired taste -- Truth. Dancing in shackles -- Liberty leading the people -- Miracles and magic engines -- A chorus of soloists -- The art of resistance -- Seven sentences -- The germ in the henhouse -- Sandstorm -- Lightning storm -- All that glitters -- The hard truth -- Faith. The spiritual void -- Passing by -- Soulcraft -- Culture wars -- True believers -- Breaking out -- Epilogue -- Notes on Sources -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 403 pages
Isbn
9780374280741
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013041338
Other control number
40023903295
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)867769808
  • (OCoLC)ocn867769808
  • 669615

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