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Chinese lessons : five classmates and the story of the new China, John Pomfret

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Chinese lessons : five classmates and the story of the new China
Title
Chinese lessons
Title remainder
five classmates and the story of the new China
Statement of responsibility
John Pomfret
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A first-hand account of the remarkable transformation of China over the past forty years. As a 20-year-old exchange student from Stanford in 1981, Pomfret spent a year at Nanjing University in China. His classmates were among those who survived the twin tragedies of Mao's rule--the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution--and whose success in government and private industry today are shaping China's future. Pomfret went on to a career in journalism, spending the bulk of his time in China. After attending the twentieth reunion of his class, he decided to reacquaint himself with some of his classmates. This book is their story and his own. As we watch Pomfret and his classmates begin to make their lives as adults, we see the human cost and triumph of China's transition from near-feudal communism to first-world capitalism.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pomfret, John
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pomfret, John
  • Nanjing da xue
  • American students
  • Foreign correspondents
  • China
  • China
Label
Chinese lessons : five classmates and the story of the new China, John Pomfret
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes index
Contents
Warmly welcome you -- The slap -- Broken wing -- Father's lessons -- Black bricks -- A meat pie from heaven -- Bitter love -- Party animal -- Outside the gates -- New street crossing -- A handful of bran -- Spiritual pollution -- Petrified marriage -- Yin finds yang -- Crossed paths -- Show me the money -- To the barricades -- Asylum -- Fishy handshakes -- Fake foreign devils -- Killing the chickens -- White like mother's milk -- Rice bowl Christians -- Yes man -- Homecoming -- The adman -- The China price -- Spiritual civilization -- Gods and animals -- Pine on a cliff -- Endure -- Crawling home -- The enthusiasms of high altitude -- Severe and acute -- High tides -- Thugs' revolution -- My place in the procession -- Conclusion: The Chinese dream
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 315 p.
Isbn
9780805076158
Lccn
2006041211
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm64390603
  • (OCoLC)64390603
Label
Chinese lessons : five classmates and the story of the new China, John Pomfret
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes index
Contents
Warmly welcome you -- The slap -- Broken wing -- Father's lessons -- Black bricks -- A meat pie from heaven -- Bitter love -- Party animal -- Outside the gates -- New street crossing -- A handful of bran -- Spiritual pollution -- Petrified marriage -- Yin finds yang -- Crossed paths -- Show me the money -- To the barricades -- Asylum -- Fishy handshakes -- Fake foreign devils -- Killing the chickens -- White like mother's milk -- Rice bowl Christians -- Yes man -- Homecoming -- The adman -- The China price -- Spiritual civilization -- Gods and animals -- Pine on a cliff -- Endure -- Crawling home -- The enthusiasms of high altitude -- Severe and acute -- High tides -- Thugs' revolution -- My place in the procession -- Conclusion: The Chinese dream
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 315 p.
Isbn
9780805076158
Lccn
2006041211
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm64390603
  • (OCoLC)64390603

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