Wild Grass : China's Revolution from Below
In "Wild Grass" Pulitzer Prize-winning Ian Johnson describes a China caught between the desire for change percolating up from below and the ossified political structure above. He recounts the stories of three ordinary people who find themselves finding oppression and government corruption, risking imprisonment and even death. A young architecture student, a bereaved daughter, and a peasant legal clerk are the unlikely heroes of these stories, private citizens cast by unexpected circumstances into surprising roles.
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- Paperback | 336 pages
- 129 x 198 x 20mm | 252g
- 26 May 2005
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
About Ian Johnson
Ian Johnson first went to China in 1984 and later lived there for seven years as the Beijing correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. In 2001, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on China. He is currently the Journal's Berlin Bureau Chief.