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Titel: The End of the Chinese Dream: Why Chinese ...
Verlag: Yale University Press, New Haven
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good
Signiert: By Author
Art des Buches: Used
Hardcover. Dedicated and signed on title page by author. Superficial marks on jacket. Upper edges are slightly creased. Small nick on rear upper spine corner. Vertical crease on front inner flap. Hardcover and jacket spine head is slightly bumped. Upper corner of page block is very lightly marked. Text is clear throughout. Binding is sound. HJW. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 292184
Inhaltsangabe: Glossy television images of happy, industrious, and increasingly prosperous workers show a bright view of life in twenty-first-century China. But behind the officially approved story is a different reality, Gerard Lemos reveals in this extensively researched book. Lemos conducted hundreds of interviews with Chinese men and women in non-westernized areas distant from such cities as Beijing and Shanghai. He reports that the lives his subjects describe belie the myth of a harmonious, cohesive Chinese society. Much as the government promotes such a positive image, everyday people in China are beleaguered by immense social and community problems as well as personal, family, and financial anxieties. Lemos investigates a China beyond the tourist trail. He offers a revealing account of the thoughts and feelings of Chinese people regarding all facets of their lives, from education to health care, unemployment to old age, politics to wealth. Taken together, the stories of these men and women bring to light a broken society, one whose people are frustrated, angry, sad, and often fearful about the circumstances of their lives. The author considers the implications of these findings and analyzes how China's community and social problems threaten the ambitious nation's hopes for a cohesive future.
'The End of the Chinese Dream shows what can be discovered despite official obstruction...Lemos's snapshots reveal people traumatised by rapid change and the loss of community and family ties, deeply anxious about the insecurities of old age and resentful of flourishing corruption and ineffective justice.' --Isabel Hilton, New Statesman
'Lemos shows, with the weight of [his] impressive research, why the China of today cannot yet lay claim to [being] an exemplar for the rest of the world, and a real challenge to the United States.' --Rana Mitter, Daily Telegraph
'This is a welcome and highly readable account of the travails wrought on China's people by history's most powerful plutocracy.' --Frank Dikotter, The Sunday Times
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