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Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present Hardcover – April 25, 2006
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Oracle Bones is loosely built around a trio of narrative themes that spin out independently: the lives of several of his students after they leave school and enter the Chinese workforce; the struggle of his Uighur friend Polat, a Muslim dissident, to succeed first in Beijing and then in the United States; and his research into the life of Chen Mengjia, an oracle bone scholar who committed suicide during the Cultural Revolution.
Hessler's life in China is organized loosely around clipping articles for the Wall Street Journal, writing news and features for the Boston Globe, and writing articles for the New Yorker, in all three cases about China.Read more ›
Now comes ORACLE BONES. No longer the starry-eyed China neophyte, Hessler has graduated to the grimy world of journalism. Whether serving as an aricle clipper in Beijing for the New York Times, freelancing for the Boston Globe or Wall Street Journal or National Geographic, or penning feature stories for The New Yorker, Hessler is now on the endless prowl for "the sellable angle.Read more ›
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Very interesting book, well written I didn't give it a five because I wasn't obsessed to finish it. I am reading several books about China from different time periods and am still... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Arlynna Livingston
One star maybe a little harsh but...
I read this book a few years a go, it gave me an impression that the author uncovered the story of Lucy Chao and Chen Mengjia by... Read more
I started reading this book while visiting China two years ago. Just finished it, and am ready to start again from the beginning. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Charlotte M Wolfe
I thoroughly enjoyed following the threads of history as Peter Hessler traced them. I recommend this book to anyone curious about China and her trials and triumphs. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Britani
If you want to learn more of Chinese culture or history, this is a must read book. I bought it many times for my students who will potentially travel to China.Published 8 months ago by YYC
Although it was written 20 years ago it gave me a good picture of the average Chinese people the author came in contact with.Published 9 months ago by Don King