By Angilee Shah,Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom,Pankaj Mishra,Howard French
These are the intriguing and saddening, funny and complicated tales of completely usual people who find themselves residing via China's striking ameliorations. The enormous style within the lives of those chinese language characters dispels any lingering experience that China has a monolithic inhabitants or is simply a spot the place dissidents struggle Communist celebration loyalists and employees create items for millionaires.
Chinese Characters is a set, as Pankaj Mishra writes in his foreword, "to bring in a brand new golden age of journalism a few endlessly attention-grabbing country." participants comprise a Pulitzer Prize successful journalist, a Macarthur Fellow, the China correspondent to a huge Indian newspaper, and students whose intensity of figuring out is matched purely by way of the humanity with which they deal with their matters. Their tales jointly create a multi-faceted portrait of a rustic in movement and an advent to a couple of the simplest writing on China today.
With contributions from:
Leslie T. Chang
Michelle Dammon Loyalka