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River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze


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 synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.667
Ramona G

River Town

by Ramona G on Jan 3, 2013

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 ... More


Enduring & growing on the Yangtze

by calo on Nov 11, 2007

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 ... More

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