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China in Ten Words

(2011)
A non fiction book by

 
 
From one of China's most acclaimed writers, his first work of nonfiction to appear in English: a unique, intimate look at the Chinese experience over the last several decades, told through personal stories and astute analysis that sharply illuminate the country's meteoric economic and social transformation.

Framed by ten phrases common in the Chinese vernacular - 'people,' 'leader,' 'reading,' 'writing,' 'Lu Xun' (one of the most influential Chinese writers of the twentieth century), 'disparity,' 'revolution,' 'grassroots,' 'copycat,' and 'bamboozle' - China in Ten Words reveals as never before the world's most populous yet oft-misunderstood nation. In 'Disparity,' for example, Yu Hua illustrates the mind-boggling economic gaps that separate citizens of the country. In 'Copycat,' he depicts the escalating trend of piracy and imitation as a creative new form of revolutionary action. And in 'Bamboozle,' he describes the increasingly brazen practices of trickery, fraud, and chicanery that are, he suggests, becoming a way of life at every level of society.

Characterized by Yu Hua's trademark wit, insight, and courage, China in Ten Words is a refreshingly candid vision of the 'Chinese miracle' and all its consequences, from the singularly invaluable perspective of a writer living in China today.



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April 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: China in Ten Words
Author(s): Yu Hua
ISBN: 0-7156-4326-6 / 978-0-7156-4326-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Duckworth
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November 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: China in Ten Words
Author(s): Yu Hua
ISBN: 0-307-37935-3 / 978-0-307-37935-1 (USA edition)
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August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: China in Ten Words
Author(s): Yu Hua
ISBN: 0-7156-4551-X / 978-0-7156-4551-2 (UK edition)
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August 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: China in Ten Words
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April 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: China in Ten Words
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ISBN: 0-7156-4405-X / 978-0-7156-4405-8 (UK edition)
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April 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: China in Ten Words
Author(s): Yu Hua, Allan H Barr (translator)
Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC
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April 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: China in Ten Words
Author(s): Yu Hua, Allan H Barr (translator)
Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC
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April 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: China in Ten Words
Author(s): Yu Hua, Allan H Barr (translator)
Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC
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July 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: China in Ten Words
Author(s): Yu Hua
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Title: China in Ten Words
Author(s): Yu Hua
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