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When Peter Hessler went to China in the late 1990s, he expected to spend a couple of peaceful years teaching English in the town of Fuling on the ...Show synopsisWhen Peter Hessler went to China in the late 1990s, he expected to spend a couple of peaceful years teaching English in the town of Fuling on the Yangtze River. But what he experienced -- the natural beauty, cultural tension, and complex process of understanding that takes place when one is thrust into a radically different society -- surpassed anything he could have imagined. Hessler observes firsthand how major events such as the death of Deng Xiaoping, the return of Hong Kong to the mainland, and the controversial construction of the Three Gorges Dam have affected even the people of a remote town like Fuling. Poignant, thoughtful and utterly compelling, 'River Town' is an unforgettable portrait of a place caught mid-river in time, much like China itself -- a country seeking to understand both what it was and what it will one day become.Hide synopsis
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze (Harper Perennial) – Trade paperback (2006)
Trade paperback, Harper Perennial 2006
ISBN: 0060855029 ISBN-13: 9780060855024
In the tradition of "Iron & Silk" comes a powerful memoir about a young American teacher in the Peace Corps living in the small Chinese city of Fuling as it navigates increasing waves of cultural and social upheaval. Maps.In the tradition of "Iron & Silk" comes a powerful memoir about a young American teacher in the Peace Corps living in the small Chinese city of Fuling as it navigates increasing waves of cultural and social upheaval. Maps.Hide
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I really enjoyed the intimate view this book offers into the lives of those in rural China, as well as what it is like to be a peace corps volunteer. In this book, Hessler offers a window into Chinese culture , history and thought processes. It is an excellent opportunity to understand how the Chinese ...
I felt I was with Peter Hessler during his 2 year sojourn in Sichuan, China. It made me begin to learn to write Mandarin myself and think about dumplings as a separate entity. It was deep and thorough and told through understanding eyes but never forgetting that he wasn't a part of it, he was an ...
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