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The Shanghai free taxi : journeys with the hustlers and rebels of the new China

Author: Frank Langfitt
Publisher: New York, NY : PublicAffairs, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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" NPR correspondent Frank Langfitt describes how he created a free taxi service--offering rides in exchange for illuminating conversation--to go beyond the headlines and get to know a wide range of colorful, compelling characters representative of the new China. They include folks like "Beer," a slippery salesman who tries to sell Langfitt a used car; Rocky, a farm boy turned Shanghai lawyer; and Chen, who runs an  Read more...
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Named Person: Frank Langfitt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Langfitt
ISBN: 9781610398145 1610398149
OCLC Number: 1056779558
Description: xi, 300 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Beginnings: Chen --
Chinese New Year road trip: Rocky and Charles --
Two country weddings: Charles, Rocky, Guo, and Ray --
"Morality is relative" : beer, Amanda, and Fifi --
"A virtuous circle needs to have a beginning": Johanna, Max, and Fifi --
A woman missing in the mountains: Crystal and Winnie --
Disillusioned with the new China: Chen, Sarah, Charles, and Ashley --
The dark side of the Chinese dream: Crystal and Winnie --
Making China great again: Ray, Charles, and Fifi --
President Donald J. Trump: Ashley, Ray, Chen, and Gong --
Losing hearts and minds: Charles and Ashley --
Rethinking the West: Charles and Ashley --
Ashley's dilemma: Ashley --
President for life?: Fifi, Ray, Sarah, Max, and Ashley.
Responsibility: Frank Langfitt.

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" NPR correspondent Frank Langfitt describes how he created a free taxi service--offering rides in exchange for illuminating conversation--to go beyond the headlines and get to know a wide range of colorful, compelling characters representative of the new China. They include folks like "Beer," a slippery salesman who tries to sell Langfitt a used car; Rocky, a farm boy turned Shanghai lawyer; and Chen, who runs an underground Christian church and moves his family to America in search of a better, freer life."--Jacket

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