Age of Ambition

Age of Ambition

Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

Book - 2014
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"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 [as] the clash between the rise of the individual and the Communist Party's struggle to retain control"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374280741
0374280746
Branch Call Number: 951.06 Osno
Characteristics: x, 403 pages : map ; 24 cm

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tirjan
Mar 21, 2017

Very interesting book. Osnos recounts the eight years he spent in China, about 2004 to 2012, give or take. He documents interviews with politicians. academics, artists, activists, even street peddlers and weaves a tale that is both informative and entertaining. First accepting a position in China for a US newspaper his primary personal objective was to improve his Chinese. He came away with a whole lot more.

sbeasley Apr 18, 2016

I think this book is so well written It is an amazing book about the real China the history ,the people and the struggles just to make it in a very communist country. I am listening it on tape and it just makes you proud that you are American despite all the things this country has and is going through right now. Just the story about the Taiwansese man who swims to become a Chinese citizen is captivating in itself. I highly recommend this book if you really want to understand what China is all about.

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JoanLChin
Feb 22, 2015

Read chs 1 & 2

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McCraft
Jan 15, 2015

An excellent book about contemporary China. A good understanding of the Chinese, their values and Chinese society in the 21st Century.

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patcarstensen
Dec 19, 2014

I thought the middle section dragged a little but overall the book gives insight into what is going on in China that I had not seen elsewhere.

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1BH7 Nov 21, 2014

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