Shenzhen A Travelogue from China

ISBN-10: 1770460799
ISBN-13: 9781770460799
Edition: 2012
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Description: Shenzhen is entertainingly compact with Guy Delisle's observations of life in urban southern China, sealed off from the rest of the country by electric fences and armed guards. With a dry wit and a clean line, Delisle makes the most of his time  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly Publications
Publication date: 3/22/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

Shenzhen is entertainingly compact with Guy Delisle's observations of life in urban southern China, sealed off from the rest of the country by electric fences and armed guards. With a dry wit and a clean line, Delisle makes the most of his time spent in Asia overseeing outsourced production for a French animation company. He brings to life the quick pace of Shenzhen's crowded streets.By translating his fish-out-of-water experiences into accessible graphic novels, Delisle skillfully notes the differences between Western and Eastern cultures, while also conveying his compassion for the simple freedoms that escape his colleagues in the Communist state. "A fascinating, meandering look at one of China's most storied new cities..." -- Boing Boing

Guy Delisle was born in Quebec city in 1966 and has spent the last decade living and working in France. He has written and drawn five graphic novels including Shenzen, an account of his travels in China, and Pyongyang, an account of his experiences in North Korea.

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