A Bend in the Yellow River

A Bend in the Yellow River

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Justin Hill was only twenty-one when he arrived starry-eyed in Yuncheng, central China, a small town hidden among the plains of dusty Shanxi province. He was greeted by a place and people designed to shatter the most tightly held of illusions about the glories of Chinese tradition and culture: an ugly grimy town where spitting in public was encouraged and queuing was anathema, where the local TV output consisted of nightly readings of the works of Deng Xiao Ping interspersed with NBA basketball games. But after two years teaching Yuncheng's inhabitants he emerged knowing that nowhere was more authentically Chinese than this outpost nestling in the bend of the Yellow River, battling the contradictions of past and future with robust good humour.
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 20mm | 258.55g
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8 B/W Photo\Illu(s)
  • 0753801140
  • 9780753801147

About Justin Hill

Justin Hill is the author of one previous work, A Bend in the Yellow River. Born in 1971, he worked with VSO and lived in China for many years.
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