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The Resource Age of ambition : chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China, Evan Osnos

Age of ambition : chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China, Evan Osnos

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Age of ambition : chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China
Title
Age of ambition
Title remainder
chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China
Statement of responsibility
Evan Osnos
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy--or an addled Goliath, riddled with corruption and on the edge of stagnation. What we don't see is how both powerful and ordinary people are remaking their lives as their country dramatically changes. 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: the clash between the rise of the individual and the Communist Party's struggle to retain control. He asks probing questions: Why does a government with more success lifting people from poverty than any civilization in history choose to put strict restraints on freedom of expression? Why do millions of young Chinese professionals--fluent in English and devoted to Western pop culture--consider themselves "angry youth," dedicated to resisting the West's influence? How are Chinese from all strata finding meaning after two decades of the relentless pursuit of wealth? Writing with great narrative verve and a keen sense of irony, Osnos follows the moving stories of everyday people and reveals life in the new China to be a battleground between aspiration and authoritarianism, in which only one can prevail"--
  • "A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation"--
Summary
A Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker documents the political, economic and cultural changes occurring in today's China, examining a transition from Communist to personal power while addressing key questions about national freedom, generational identity and the influence of the West
Writing style
Award
National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2014.
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1976-
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Osnos, Evan
Dewey number
951.06
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS779.43
LC item number
.O76 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
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  • Social change
  • Economic development
  • Individualism
  • Authoritarianism
  • China
  • China
  • China
Target audience
adult
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chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China
Label
Age of ambition : chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China, Evan Osnos
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Fortune. Unfettered ; The call ; Baptized in civilization ; Appetites of the mind ; No longer a slave ; Cutthroat ; Acquired taste -- Truth. Dancing in shackles ; Liberty leading the people ; Miracles and magic engines ; A chorus of soloists ; The art of resistance ; Seven sentences ; The germ in the henhouse ; Sandstorm ; Lightning storm ; All that glitters ; The hard truth -- Faith. The spiritual void ; Passing by ; Soulcraft ; Culture wars ; True believers ; Breaking out
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 403 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780374712044
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(electronic bk.)
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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82109ced-4a8f-4c96-86b8-c726403a2bf9
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remote
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  • 1955012
  • (OCoLC)886582764
  • (OCoLC)ocn886582764
  • 1955012
Label
Age of ambition : chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China, Evan Osnos
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fortune. Unfettered ; The call ; Baptized in civilization ; Appetites of the mind ; No longer a slave ; Cutthroat ; Acquired taste -- Truth. Dancing in shackles ; Liberty leading the people ; Miracles and magic engines ; A chorus of soloists ; The art of resistance ; Seven sentences ; The germ in the henhouse ; Sandstorm ; Lightning storm ; All that glitters ; The hard truth -- Faith. The spiritual void ; Passing by ; Soulcraft ; Culture wars ; True believers ; Breaking out
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 403 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374712044
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
map.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
82109ced-4a8f-4c96-86b8-c726403a2bf9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 1955012
  • (OCoLC)886582764
  • (OCoLC)ocn886582764
  • 1955012

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