River Town: Two Years On The Yangtze
  • River Town: Two Years On The Yangtze
  • River Town: Two Years On The Yangtze
  • River Town: Two Years On The Yangtze
ISBN: 0060855029
EAN13: 9780060855024
Language: English
Release Date: May 1, 2006
Pages: 402
Dimensions: 1.18" H x 7.87" L x 5.28" W
Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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In the heart of Chia's Sichuan province lies the small city of Fuling. Surrounded by the terraced hills of the Yangtze River valley, Fuling has long been a place of continuity, far from the bustling political centers of Beijing and Shanghai. But now Fuling is heading down a new path, and gradually, along with scores of other towns in this vast and ever-evolving country, it is becoming a place of change and vitality, tension and reform, disruption and growth. As the people of Fuling hold on to the China they know, they are also opening up and struggling to adapt to a world in which their fate is uncertain.

Fuling's position at the crossroads came into remarkably sharp focus when Peter Hessler arrived as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1996, marking the first time in more than half a century that the city had an American resident. He found himself teaching English and American literature at the local college, discovering how Shakespeare and other classics look when seen through the eyes of students who have been raised in the Sichuan countryside and educated in Communist Party doctrine. His students, though, are the ones who taught him about the ways of Fuling -- and about the complex process of understanding that takes place when one is immersed in a radically different society.

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