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

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Oct 12, 2011 - Political Science - 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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Review: China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power

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I've always enjoyed the writing of Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Their work as a married couple writing for The New York Times as well as their individual publications, including Sheryl WuDunn's ... Read full review

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

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Best book I've ever read, describes all aspects of Chinese life, including hardships and luxuries Read full review

Contents

Flying Pigeon
5
What Kind of Chinese Are You Anyway?
37
Ghosts
58
Red Emperors
95
The Dynastic Cycle
129
The Good Earth
171
The Rotting State
184
Where Have All the Babies Gone?
210
Marching Toward Money
306
The God ofWealth
338
Blood and Iron
366
Taming the Dragon
397
The Taiwan Option
425
The Next Dynasty
442
Afterward
461
Acknawledgments
491

Castrating the Thinkers
242
A Room of Ones Own
276

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About the author (2011)

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn live outside New York City.

WuDunn is married to Nicholas D. Kristof and they were the first married couple to win a Pulitzer Prize for journalism. As longtime foreign corresponents for the New York Times, they won the prize for their coverage of the Tiananmen studient movement in China and its bloody suppression; they have won many other rizes as well, including the George Polk Award and the Overseas Press Club prize for best foreign reporting. She is a third-generation Chinese-American who holds graduate degrees from both Harvard Business School and Princeton, works for the Times in their business operations.

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