Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind the Scenes of a New China

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2005 - Social Science - 332 pages
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DeWoskin moved to Beijing in 1989, just as China's younger population began embracing Western ideologies and commodities. An executive for an American PR firm by day, by night DeWoskin became the star of one of China's first television soap operas, a melodrama involving a sexy American college student who wins the love of a rebellious young Chinese man. The merging of two worlds onscreen is nothing compared to the cultural assimilation DeWoskin observes within China itself in the years immediately following Tiananmen Square. Her memoir weaves humorous tales of culture clashes with astute observations of a traditional and repressed society's tumultuous confrontation with liberated, energetic, and economically dynamic Western influences.
  

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User Review  - Alana Cash - Goodreads

There's is a lot of interesting information about China in this book, but it's not well structured and it's not clear what it's about. It advertises that it's about a young American woman who works in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sigrid-marianella - Goodreads

It looks like chick-lit but don't judge a book by it's cover. I'm absolutely loving this book, but I suspect it might be because I myself lived in Beijing for some years and can relate to a lot of ... Read full review

Contents

Authors Note
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ONE Drop Trou
17
SEVEN Model Workers 251
29
TWO As You Wish
39
THREE Concubines
70
Anna
102
FOUR Passion
122
Kate 156
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EIGHT Two Balls
277
NINE Power of the Powerless
306
Notes 327
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RACHEL DeWOSKIN is the author of Foreign Babes in Beijing, a memoir about her inadvertent notoriety as a star of a Chinese soap opera; and a novel, Repeat After Me, /em>. She lives in New York City and Chicago and is at work on a third novel. For more information about her, visit www.racheldewoskin.com.

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