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ISBN-10: 1933648473

ISBN-13: 9781933648477

Edition: N/A

Authors: Duncan Hewitt

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An intimate and human portrait of a society living in extraordinary times. Welcome to the new China, a nation in motion--whole streets are rebuilt in a week, car ownership is soaring, rural workers migrate to the cities in search of a better life, and education is privatized for the first time in decades. But some feel that China is moving too fast. Since Deng Xiaoping announced in the 1980's that China would have to let some of the people get rich first, economic reforms and social transformation have swept through the country at lightening speed. But while many have benefited under the new slogan aspiration nation, others are struggling to keep up in what is now one of the most divided…    
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List price: $30.00
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 7/17/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Born in 1966, Duncan Hewitt spent his first year in China from 1986-7, while studying Chinese at Edinburgh University.He went on to work as the BBC�s China correspondent as well as writing for the Guardian, Observer and The Far Eastern Economic Review. He currently writes for Newsweek and divides his time between England and Shanghai.

List of illustrationsp. vi
Introductionp. xi
Cities in motionp. 1
Shanghai between old and newp. 32
Aspiration nationp. 60
Farewell to welfare?p. 92
A half-open mediap. 124
The 'me' generationp. 153
Unsentimental educationp. 183
The great proletarian sexual revolutionp. 211
Floating peoplep. 258
The land they left behindp. 289
Consumers and citizensp. 322
Culture shockp. 348
Faith, hope and disillusionmentp. 376
Epiloguep. 417
Notesp. 429
Further readingp. 451
Acknowledgementsp. 455
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