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Country Driving : A Chinese Road Trip

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One of The Economist's Best Books of the Year From the bestselling author of Oracle Bones and River Town comes the final book in his award-winning trilogy on the human side of the economic revolution in China. Peter Hessler, whom the Wall Street Journal calls "one of the Western world's most thoughtful writers on modern China," deftly illuminates the vast, shifting landscape of a traditionally rural nation that, having once built walls against foreigners, is now building roads and factory towns that look to the outside world.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 438 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 33.02mm | 340.19g
  • HARPER PERENNIAL
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, maps
  • 006180410X
  • 9780061804106
  • 58,929

Review quote

"Lively. . . . Engaging. . . . Hessler sets out with some suspect maps and a great deal of bravado. . . . He shows the effects China's ever expanding network of roads exerts on individual lives. . . . Hessler [has an] irresistible urge to follow a story."--The New York Times Book Reviewshow more

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"A fascinating road trip through a land in transition. . . . Hessler's description of China's new drivers is hilarious. . . . Country Driving tells us as much about contemporary China even when Hessler is not on the road." The Christian Science Monitorshow more

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5,298 ratings
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As a Chinese who was born and raised in China, I still find this book fascinating.show more
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