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The Resource China wakes : the struggle for the soul of a rising power, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

China wakes : the struggle for the soul of a rising power, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

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China wakes : the struggle for the soul of a rising power
Title
China wakes
Title remainder
the struggle for the soul of a rising power
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""When China wakes, it will shake the world," Napoleon Bonaparte once remarked. That moment is now at hand. And in this book Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the Pulitzer Prize winning Beijing correspondents of The New York Times, bring to life the people, the politics, and the paradoxes of China as never before. China Wakes combines groundbreaking reportage with the authors' personal account of how they came to discover the human stories within the world's most populous nation. Attracted by China's potential for greatness and repelled by its propensity for cruelty, Kristof and WuDunn struggle to reconcile their optimism about China's future with the brutality that always seems to break their hearts." "In the pages of China Wakes, the story of China's economic takeoff unfolds before us like passages from a great novel. Kristof and WuDunn, the first married couple ever to win a Pulitzer for journalism, take us with them to meet their friends (and enemies) and share their concerns - especially WuDunn's ambivalence about how, as a Chinese-American, she must come to terms with the legacy of her ancestral homeland. WuDunn takes us along as she slips into a China usually hidden from foreigners, a China of cabinet ministers making unwanted advances on local women and of peasants who cannot afford pants for their children. We also accompany Kristof as he witnesses Chinese troops massacring protesters at Tiananmen Square and later comes face to face with the man who betrayed the leaders of the democracy movement to the police."
  • "With the Chinese economy (the world's third largest) on a trajectory to overtake Japan and the United States in the coming decades, Kristof and WuDunn describe a spectacular economic boom that has enabled a twenty-three-year old to start his own airline or a manual laborer to become a millionaire furniture manufacturer. But they also reveal the chilling paradox lurking beneath these rags-to-riches stories: despite the stock markets and the cellular telephones, China has retained its totalitarian infrastructure, including the notorious "shackleboards" to which dissidents are strapped and brutally tortured. And with the world's largest army, the People's Republic continues to embody a tremendous challenge to the stability of the Pacific Rim." "Never before has China been portrayed so compellingly or with such feeling. As this great nation stands poised to fulfill Napoleon's prediction, China Wakes is an indispensable guide to the rumblings ahead."--Jacket
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DLC
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1959-
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Kristof, Nicholas D.
Dewey number
306/.0951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC427.92
LC item number
.K75 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
WuDunn, Sheryl
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  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China (República Popular, 1949)
  • China (República Popular, 1949)
  • Sociaal-economische situatie
  • Wirtschaftsentwicklung
  • China
  • Economic history
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • China
  • Wirtschaftsentwicklung
  • China
Label
China wakes : the struggle for the soul of a rising power, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Link
http://www.booknotes.org/Watch/60408-1/Nicholas+Kristof.aspx
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-484) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Flying pigeon -- What kind of Chinese are you, anyway -- Ghosts -- Red emperors -- The dynastic cycle -- The good earth -- The rotting state -- Where have all the babies gone -- Castrating the thinkers -- A room of one's own -- Marching toward money -- The god of wealth -- Blood iron -- Taming the dragon -- The Taiwan option -- The next dynasty
Control code
ocm30318778
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
501 pages
Isbn
9780812922523
Lccn
94010609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30318778
  • (OCoLC)30318778
Label
China wakes : the struggle for the soul of a rising power, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Link
http://www.booknotes.org/Watch/60408-1/Nicholas+Kristof.aspx
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-484) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Flying pigeon -- What kind of Chinese are you, anyway -- Ghosts -- Red emperors -- The dynastic cycle -- The good earth -- The rotting state -- Where have all the babies gone -- Castrating the thinkers -- A room of one's own -- Marching toward money -- The god of wealth -- Blood iron -- Taming the dragon -- The Taiwan option -- The next dynasty
Control code
ocm30318778
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
501 pages
Isbn
9780812922523
Lccn
94010609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30318778
  • (OCoLC)30318778

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