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    DescriptionIn 1983, at the age of thirty, dissident artist Ma Jian finds himself divorced by his wife, separated from his daughter, betrayed by his girlfriend, facing arrest for "Spiritual Pollution," and severely disillusioned with the confines of life in Beijing. So with little more than a change of clothes and two bars of soap, Ma takes off to immerse himself in the remotest parts of China. His journey would last three years and take him through smog-choked cities and mountain villages, from scenes of barbarity to havens of tranquility. Remarkably written and subtly moving, the result is an insight into the teeming contradictions of China that only a man who was both insider and outsider in his own country could have written. " "


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    Title
    Red Dust
    Subtitle
    A Path Through China
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ma Jian, By (author) Jian Ma
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780385720236
    ISBN 10: 0385720238
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000, A15406034
    BISAC V2.8: TRV003020
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 915.1045
    DC22: 915.104/5
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 915.1045
    LC classification: DS712 .M325 2002
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    1 MAP/5 ILLUSTRATIONS
    Publisher
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam Doubleday Dell
    Publication date
    12 November 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Ma Jian was born in 1953 in Qingdao, China. He currently lives in London. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "Honest, raw, insightful. . . . The Chinese equivalent of "On the Road"." -"Time" "[Ma's] powers of description make every page buzz with life. . . . Someone who could rank among the great travel writers." -"The New York Times Book Review " "A Sino-beatnik travelogue, [and] a fascinating search for self." -"Mother Jones """Red Dust" is a tour de force, a powerfully picaresque cross between the sort of travel book any Western author would give his eye-teeth to write, and a disturbing confession." -"The Independent "(UK) " ""Ma captures the feel of wandering off China's beaten track, which is to say most of the country, far from the tour buses and souvenir stands." -"Los Angeles Times "
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    In 1983, at the age of thirty, dissident artist Ma Jian finds himself divorced by his wife, separated from his daughter, betrayed by his girlfriend, facing arrest for "Spiritual Pollution," and severely disillusioned with the confines of life in Beijing. So with little more than a change of clothes and two bars of soap, Ma takes off to immerse himself in the remotest parts of China. His journey would last three years and take him through smog-choked cities and mountain villages, from scenes of barbarity to havens of tranquility. Remarkably written and subtly moving, the result is an insight into the teeming contradictions of China that only a man who was both insider and outsider in his own country could have written. "