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China's brave new world : and other tales for global times

Author: Jeffrey N Wasserstrom
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2007.
Series: JSTOR EBA.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provocative insights into China, travel, and technology in the 21st century

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wasserstrom, Jeffrey N.
China's brave new world.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006035028
(OCoLC)73994190
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey N Wasserstrom
ISBN: 9780253027764 0253027764
OCLC Number: 608385908
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 210 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Foreword: beyond Marx, Lenin, and Mao / Vladimir Tismaneanu --
Introduction --
Part 1. Adventures in China-watching --
Burgers, beepers, and bowling alleys --
Mr. Mao ringtones --
All the coffee in China --
The generalissimo would not be amused --
Part 2. The inscrutable West --
Searching the stars for Emily Hahn --
Traveling with Twain --
Around the world with Grant and Li --
The time machine of Tippecanoe County --
Part 3. Turn-of-the-century flashbacks --
Mixed emotions: China in 1999 --
Karl gets a new cap: Budapest in 2000 --
Patriotism in public life: the United States in 2001 --
A San Francisco of the East: Hong Kong in 2002 --
Part 4. The tomorrowland diaries --
China's brave new world --
Chicago in an age of illusions --
Why go anywhere? --
Faster than a speeding bullet train --
Afterword: rhymes for our times.
Series Title: JSTOR EBA.
Other Titles: And other tales for global times
Responsibility: Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom ; foreword by Vladimir Tismaneanu.

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. . . readers will find themselves far more observant and attentive to local distinctions when they take their first or next trip to China. -- Stanley Rosen * The China Journal No. 60 * . . . Read more...

 
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