The Chinese

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Oxford University Press, USA, 2002. 2. 25. - 496페이지
In The Chinese, Jasper Becker, China's premier western correspondent, strips the country of its myths and captures the Chinese as they really live. For nearly two decades Becker has lived in China, and reported from areas where most visitors do not reach. Here he is at his most candid, reporting from all over the country: from tiny, crowded homes in the swollen cities of the southeast rim to a vast, secret network of thousands of defense bunkers in the northwest. He exposes Chinese society in all of its layers: from remote, illiterate peasants; to the rising classes of businessmen; to local despots; the twenty grades of Party apparatchicks; to the dominant, comparatively small caste of Party leaders who are often ignorant of the people they rule. Becker lets the Chinese speak for themselves, in voices that are rich and moving. He teaches a great deal about the magnitude--and the false face--of China's vaunted economic boom, and further shows the pervasive institutionalized crime that has risen out of economic poverty. In all, Becker reveals a China very different than our long-held assumptions depict. The Chinese is the hidden story of people of the world's largest nation--a nation so poorly understood and so vital to the future.

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long time Chinese correspondent writes about the Chinese people--beginning with the peasants, and moving up the classes of people including the cadres at the top and the private businessmen. Becker ... 전체 리뷰 읽기

THE CHINESE

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A remarkably thorough and up-to-date portrait of the Chinese state—"probably the oldest functioning organization in the world"—and the 1.3 billion people inhabiting it.British journalist Becker ... 전체 리뷰 읽기

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Through the Open Door
1
1 Eating Bitterness
19
2 Local Despots and Peasant Rebels
42
3 Getting Rich is Glorious
65
4 Behind the Walls
87
5 Inside the Zones
109
6 The Iron Rice Bowl
134
7 The Pig that Fears to Become Fat
156
12 Secret Empire
268
13 Tremble and Obey
292
14 The Rule of Law
314
15 Between Heaven and Earth
341
Examining the Oracle Bones
365
Chronology
378
Biographical Sketches
386
Notes
394

8 The God of Wealth
180
9 Guttering Candles
201
10 Barefoot Doctors and Witchdoctors
225
11 The Stinking Ninth
245
Bibliography
431
Index
437
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