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  • How are reviewers describing this item?
    chinese, great, small, new and many.
  • Our engine has profiled the reviewer patterns and has determined that there is minimal deception involved.
  • Our engine has determined that the review content quality is high and informative.
  • Our engine has analyzed and discovered that 77.5% of the reviews are reliable.
  • This product had a total of 270 reviews as of our last analysis date on Apr 21 2020.
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An excellent insider's account with subtlety and sufficient objectivity.

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Part One -- need more talk of people and less detail on landscape. Was there never a woman in Peter's life during this period?

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There is no better way to get the atmosphere of a changing China than to share one of Peter Hessler's deep dives into the cultu...  Read More


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    My relationship with china is not straightforward.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Combined with his eye (and ear) for important details, he packs insights to the chinese way of life into memorable scenes: a peasant family venturing into beijing to care for their sick child, a young girl celebrating her sixteenth birthday after a full day - 10 hours - of factory work.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Intricately weaved into hessler's well-written story is china's history to present day.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Hessler does describe the constraints the people live in but show them as resourceful and adaptive, people making the best of a bad situation, not brainwashed slaves or democracy loving martyrs.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    It gives you a verry good view on how china is changing.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Gives insight into today's china and ties it into its history.

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