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Inside the Red Mansion On the Trail of China's Most Wanted Man

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ISBN-10: 0547053509

ISBN-13: 9780547053509

Edition: 2007

Authors: Oliver August

List price: $19.99
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The notorious gangster Lai Changxing started out as an illiterate farmer, but, in the tumult of Chinas burgeoning economy, he seized the opportunity to remake himself as a bandit king. A newly minted billionaire of outsize personality and even greater appetites, he was a living legend who eventually ran afoul of authorities. Journalist Oliver August set out to profile the fugitive Lai. On his quest, he encountered a highly entertaining series of criminals and oddball entrepreneurs-and acquired unique insight into the paradoxes of modern China. Part crime caper, part travelogue, part trenchant cultural analysis, Augusts page-turning account captures Chinas giddy vibe and its darker…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/12/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.63" long x 0.69" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Oliver August spent seven years in China as the Beijing bureau chief for the Times of London. He was previously the paper s youngest-ever New York correspondent. He now reports from the Middle East.

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