China remains an enigma to many. It is suspended in limbo between media reports and the filtered reality of friends and family visits. This enormous and complex country is either vilified for its shortcomings or praised for its vibrancy, culture and heritage. The truth lies somewhere in between. The stories in this fascinating book unearth the modern-day truths of China, in all its complexity, through the words of those who live there. It is a beguiling series of insights and nuggets of knowledge that will educate, inform and surprise you. In reading these stories, you will gain a deeper appreciation of the country and particularly of the people who have laid the foundation for China’s remarkable rise and influence in the world.
Unique stories and insights into life and culture in today’s China.
China is today one of the of the world’s most important countries – this is an insider’s view of the lives and ambitions of its people.
Real-life personal stories and profiles of a range of people that opens your eyes to the real China.
Engagingly written by an author who has worked and travelled extensively in China.
Publisher: LID Publishing
FORMAT: 198×129 mm
Number of pages: 256 pp
Jon Geldart is Executive Director of Market Development at Grant Thornton, one of the world’s leading accountancy groups. He has spent the past five years working in China.
This book is absorbing. The human stories give an insight into China and Chinese society that is unique and it is essential reading for anyone interested in this amazing country.
Jonathan Lord, MP
China, to most of us, remains a puzzle. However, by recording his many relaxed, open and remarkably frank conversations with a fascinating cross-section of ‘Beijingers’ – all of whom have lived through dramatic changes in their society – Jonathan Geldart has both illustrated how different to the West life is in China, but also how much the people’s fears, hopes and aspirations are the same. These conversations, in a subtle, charming way, open a window onto their lives. If you want to understand more about life in modern, urban China – read this book.
David McDonnell, Pro-Chancellor, University of Liverpool
A fascinating account of China, told through seemingly casual inter-views with Chinese citizens. Jonathan gets to the heart of a wide range of topics with his interview partners from China’s middle class. Every interview offers particular insights into China today while in particular the longer interviews impress through their account of China’s economic and social development.
Hinrich Voss, Lecturer in International Business at Leeds UniversityBusiness School & former Director of the Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds
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