China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power
Publish date: May 29th 2007
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
I haven't really read this -- but gave up (for now) after about 50 pages -- the book is interesting (not great), anecdotal, a grainy look at everyday life in different parts of modern china -- good for those with lots of time on their hands... Not weighty enough (for me) to spend time on...
Last year I traveled the Silk Road, the ancient road that cuts through China. This year, it’s my opportunity to travel down China Road, Route 312, a new superhighway through modern China. Modern China, I have found, is a mass of dangerous contradictions. For one, China is an economic superpower that...
Instantly engaging and I enjoyed the read very much. My initial feel that it would turn out to be served with strawberries and cream has been dispelled, some gritty issues have been laid out bare upon the table and addressed sensibly.
This was a really eye book about modern day China. Rob Gifford an NPR writer travels Route 312 across China. He meets a whole array of interesting people. In parts of China he is the first Caucasian some people have ever met. China Road is a very interesting read on the people and country who wi...
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