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A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection
 
Welcome to China in 1985, to a nation that has just begun to swing open for the West, and specifically for a young Time magazine journalist named Pico Iyer. From the beloved set of travel essays Video Night in Kathmandu, this is his dispatch.
 
From Beijing to Chengdu to Guangzhou, Iyer crisscrosses the country, making friends, gathering impressions, and always getting to the train station early (very early). Along the way he encounters a China eager to take in Western goods, but not always Western values—and a Great Wall, established to keep the world out, that’s now being used to draw it in. Neither Easterner nor Westerner knows where to turn. With frank curiosity and prophetic clarity, Iyer’s travel essays have become the gold standard for the genre. Here he gives us a time capsule of an ambiguous and fast-changing China that remains strikingly familiar even today.
 
An eBook short.

GENRE
Travel & Adventure
RELEASED
2016
26 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
48
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Random House, LLC
SIZE
3
MB

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