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Oracle bones : a journey between China's past and present

Author: Peter Hessler
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explores how China has changed over the last century, focusing on the role of the Chinese people in this transformation and the country's growing links to the Western world and its people.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hessler
ISBN: 0060826584 9780060826581
OCLC Number: 61247415
Description: xi, 491 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Author's note --
pt. 1 --
Artifact A : The underground city --
1. The middleman --
Artifact B : The written world --
2. The voice of America --
3. The broken bridge --
Artifact C : The wall --
4. The overnight city --
pt. 2 --
5. Starch --
6. Hollywood --
Artifact D : The voice of the turtle --
7. At night you're not lonely --
8. Immigration --
9. The courtyard --
Artifact E : The bronze head --
10. Anniversary --
11. Sichuanese --
pt. 3 --
Artifact F : The book --
12. Asylum --
Artifact G : The uncracked bone --
13. The games --
14. Sand --
Artifact H : The word --
15. Translation --
16. Flags --
17. Straight to video --
Artifact I : The horse --
18. Wonton western --
19. Election --
pt. 4 --
20. Chinatown --
Artifact J : The criticism --
21. State visit --
Artifact K : The lost alphabets --
22. Encapsulate prime --
Artifact L : The misprinted character --
23. Patton's tomb --
Artifact Z : The sold words --
24. Tea --
Sources --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Other Titles: Journey between China's past and present
Responsibility: Peter Hessler.
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Explores how China has changed over the last century, focusing on the role of the Chinese people in this transformation and the country's growing links to the Western world and its people.

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