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This evocative and fascinating book shows how, from muddy village crossroads to raucous city streets, Chinese exhilarated by new dreams are shaping the future of their nation. During their five years in China, the Tysons dodged government surveillance and sought out life stories throughout the country: in the yak-hair tents of Tibetan nomads, the cramped Shanghai garret of Chinas most courageous dissident, the seaside mansion of a multimillionaire, and the tiny sheet-metal workshop of a peasant migrant. The Tysons show how the initiative for change is coming from below as millions of Chinese pursuing different dreams propel reform far beyond the Communist Partys original intent. They paint an intimate portrait of the feelings, aspirations, and workaday lives of ordinary Chinese. }This evocative and fascinating book shows how, from muddy village crossroads to raucous city streets, Chinese exhilarated by new dreams are shaping the future of their nation.;Over the course of five years spent as China correspondents for the Christian Science Monitor, James and Ann Tyson dodged government surveillance and sought out the life stories of Chinese throughout the countryin the yak-hair tents of Tibetan nomads, the cramped Shanghai garret of Chinas most courageous dissident, the seaside mansion of a multimillionaire, and the tiny sheet-metal workshop of a peasant migrant. Allowing the Chinese to speak for themselves, the Tysons have written a book unique among Western studies of China for painting in vivid detail a firsthand portrait of a broad spectrum of Chinese.Through these diverse voices, the Tysons reveal how, with economic reform weakening the grip of the state over everyday life, the people of China are taking the future into their own hands. The initiative for change is coming increasingly from below, as millions of Chinese pursuing their own dreams propel reform far beyond the Communist Partys original intent. Chinese Awakenings provides an intimate understanding of the feelings, aspirations, and workaday lives of ordinary Chinese.;It offers the crucial insight into grassroots society that is essential for discerning what lies ahead for Chinas 1.2 billion people. }

Chinese Awakenings - James L Tyson Jr

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Title
Chinese Awakenings - Life Stories From The Unofficial China
Author
James L Tyson Jr
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Routledge
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19950728

This evocative and fascinating book shows how, from muddy village crossroads to raucous city streets, Chinese exhilarated by new dreams are shaping the future of their nation. During their five years in China, the Tysons dodged government surveillance and sought out life stories throughout the country: in the yak-hair tents of Tibetan nomads, the cramped Shanghai garret of Chinas most courageous dissident, the seaside mansion of a multimillionaire, and the tiny sheet-metal workshop of a peasant migrant. The Tysons show how the initiative for change is coming from below as millions of Chinese pursuing different dreams propel reform far beyond the Communist Partys original intent. They paint an intimate portrait of the feelings, aspirations, and workaday lives of ordinary Chinese. }This evocative and fascinating book shows how, from muddy village crossroads to raucous city streets, Chinese exhilarated by new dreams are shaping the future of their nation.;Over the course of five years spent as China correspondents for the Christian Science Monitor, James and Ann Tyson dodged government surveillance and sought out the life stories of Chinese throughout the countryin the yak-hair tents of Tibetan nomads, the cramped Shanghai garret of Chinas most courageous dissident, the seaside mansion of a multimillionaire, and the tiny sheet-metal workshop of a peasant migrant. Allowing the Chinese to speak for themselves, the Tysons have written a book unique among Western studies of China for painting in vivid detail a firsthand portrait of a broad spectrum of Chinese.Through these diverse voices, the Tysons reveal how, with economic reform weakening the grip of the state over everyday life, the people of China are taking the future into their own hands. The initiative for change is coming increasingly from below, as millions of Chinese pursuing their own dreams propel reform far beyond the Communist Partys original intent. Chinese Awakenings provides an intimate understanding of the feelings, aspirations, and workaday lives of ordinary Chinese.;It offers the crucial insight into grassroots society that is essential for discerning what lies ahead for Chinas 1.2 billion people. }

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Type
BOOK
Edition
1st edition
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
352

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