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Country Driving: A Chinese Road Trip

By Peter Hessler

Country Driving: A Chinese Road Trip

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Started reading:
2011-07-12 19:05:18
Finished reading:
2011-07-19 17:55:13


Rating: 6

Continuing Hessler’s look at the changes sweeping China with the rise of automobiles and the rapid increase in the number of drivers. The first section looks at Chinese history based on the Great Wall and how sweeping recent changes have been based on observations driving from Beijing to the border of Xinjiang. The second section is about a rural family living in the shadow of both the Great Wall and rising urban economic prosperity. The last section is about the factories of Zhejiang and how the rapid pace of industrialization is changing a previously inaccessible rural area.

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