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Oracle Bones A Journey Between China's Past and Present

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ISBN-10: 0060826584

ISBN-13: 9780060826581

Edition: 2006

Authors: Peter Hessler

List price: $26.95
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From the acclaimed author of River Town comes a rare portrait, both intimate and epic, of twenty-first-century China as it opens its doors to the outside world. A century ago, outsiders saw Chinaas a place where nothing ever changes. Today the coun-try has become one of the most dynamic regions on earth. That sense of time -- the contrast between past and present, and the rhythms that emerge in a vast, ever-evolving country -- is brilliantly illuminated by Peter Hessler in Oracle Bones, a book that explores the human side of China's transformation. Hessler tells the story of modern-day China and its growing links to the Western world as seen through the lives of a handful of…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/25/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Peter Hessler is a correspondent for the New Yorker and a contributor to National Geographic. He is the author of ORACLE BONES and RIVER TOWN, which won the 2001 Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize. In 2011 he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation 'genius grant'. Born in Columbia, Missouri, he now lives in Cairo with his wife and daughters.

Artifact a : the underground city
The middleman
Artifact B : the written world
The voice of America
The broken bridge
Artifact C: the wall
The overnight city
Starch
Hollywood
Artifact D : the voice of the turtle
At night you're not lonely
Immigration
The courtyard
Artifact E : the bronze head
Anniversary
Sichuanese
Artifact F : the book
Asylum
Artifact G : the uncracked bone
The games
Sand
Artifact H : the word
Translation
Flags
Straight to video
Artifact I : the horse
Wonton western
Election
Chinatown
Artifact J : the criticism
State visit
Artifact K : the lost alphabets
Encapsulate prime
Artifact L : the misprinted character
Patton's tomb
Artifact Z : the sold words
Tea