Age Of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, And Faith In The New China
  • Age Of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, And Faith In The New China
  • Age Of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, And Faith In The New China
  • Age Of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, And Faith In The New China
  • Age Of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, And Faith In The New China
ISBN: 0374280746
EAN13: 9780374280741
Language: English
Release Date: May 13, 2014
Pages: 416
Dimensions: 1.6" H x 8.9" L x 6.3" W
Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction finalist

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award in nonfiction

An Economist Best Book of 2014

Winner of the bronze medal for the Council on Foreign Relations' 2015 Arthur Ross Book Award

A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation

From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy-or an addled Goliath, riddled with corruption and on the edge of stagnation. What we don't see is how both powerful and ordinary people are remaking their lives as their country dramatically changes.
As the Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, Evan Osnos was on the ground in China for years, witness to profound political, economic, and cultural upheaval. In Age of Ambition, he describes the greatest collision taking place in that country: the clash between the rise of the individual and the Communist Party's struggle to retain control. He asks probing questions: Why does a government with more success lifting people from poverty than any civilization in history choose to put strict restraints on freedom of expression? Why do Read More chevron_right

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