Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China (Paperback)

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A century ago, outsiders saw China as a place where nothing ever changes. Today the country has become one of the most dynamic regions on earth. In Oracle Bones, Peter Hessler explores the human side of China's transformation, viewing modern-day China and its growing links to the Western world through the lives of a handful of ordinary people. In a narrative that gracefully moves between the ancient and the present, the East and the West, Hessler captures the soul of a country that is undergoing a momentous change before our eyes.

Praise For…

“A remarkable travelogue documenting aspects of a country still little understood.”

“Everyone in the Western world should read this book.”

“Hessler has written a fascinating and frequently moving account of life in modern China.”

“A brilliant observer with a novelist’s ear for character and dialogue, Hessler is both fascinating and funny.”

“Wonderful. . . . Intimate. . . . The book reads like a really good novel.”

“Insightful. . . . Hessler is a wry and witty writer who manages to bring humor even to tense situations.”

“Engaging. . . . Acutely observed, moving, frequently funny and a perspicacious X-ray of China’s zeitgeist.”

“An extraordinary, genre-defying book. . . . Beautifully constructed. . . . Hessler’s reportage is vivid.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060826598
ISBN-10: 0060826592
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: May 8th, 2007
Pages: 528
Language: English
Series: P.S.