Country Driving

Country Driving : A Chinese Road Trip

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One of The Economist's Best Books of the YearFrom 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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 438 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 33.02mm | 340.19g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, maps
  • 006180410X
  • 9780061804106
  • 100,816

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Exceptionally moving. . . . Hilarious. . . . An absolutely terrific book, at once highly entertaining and deeply instructive. . . . "Country Driving" is a wonderful book about China that also happens to be a terrific book about the human race.--Jonathan Yardley, "The Washington Post""show 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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As a Chinese who was born and raised in China, I still find this book more
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