China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Oct 12, 2011 - History - 528 pages
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The definitive book on China's uneasy transformation into an economic and political superpower by two Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporters. An insightful and thought-provoking analysis of daily life in China, China Wakes is an exemplary work of reportage. 16 pages of photos.


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CHINA WAKES: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising River

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A vivid and thoughtful portrait of China by a Pulitzer Prize- winning husband-and-wife team of New York Times correspondents formerly in Beijing. Allowing for the complexity of the task, and for the ... Read full review

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Over a decade later this is still some of the most perceptive writing on China in the English language. Essential for China-watchers. Many of the issues the authors' finger are still very live today. Read full review

Contents

Flying Pigeon
2
What Kind of Chinese Are You Anyway?
32
Ghosts
62
Red Emperors
92
The Dynastic Cycle
129
The Good Earth
158
The Rotting State
184
Where Have All the Babies Gone?
210
Marching Toward Money
306
The God of Wealth
338
Blood and Iron
366
Taming the Dragon
392
The Taiwan Option
433
The Next Dynasty
442
Afterword
461
Notes
467

Castrating the Thinkers
242
A Room of Ones Own
276
Acknowledgments
491
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About the author (2011)

Nicholas D. Kristof has coauthored several books with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, including A Path Appears and Half the Sky. Together they were awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for their coverage of China. They also received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement in 2009. Now an op-ed columnist for the New York Times, Kristof was previously bureau chief in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo. He won his second Pulitzer in 2006 for his columns on Darfur. 

Sheryl WuDunn has coauthored several books with her husband, Nicholas D. Kristof, including Half the Sky and A Path Appears. Together they were awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for their coverage of China. They also received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement in 2009. WuDunn worked at the New York Times as a business editor and foreign correspondent in Tokyo and Beijing. She now works in banking.

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