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China in Ten Words

Hua, Yu
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Duckworth Books (Duckworth)
Published: March 16, 2023
ISBN: 9780715654903
240 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom


A courageous, witty and intimate memoir of China framed in ten telling words: a Duckworth contemporary classic, beautifully repackaged for our 125th anniversary

People. Leader. Reading. Writing. Revolution. Grassroots. Through these and other common vernacular words and phrases, Yu Hua – widely regarded as one of China’s greatest living writers – tells powerful personal stories of the Chinese experience from the Cultural Revolution to the 2010s. With wit, insight and courage, he presents a refreshingly candid vision of the ‘Chinese miracle’ and its consequences, and a unique perspective on one of the world’s least understood nations.

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