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Smoke and Mirrors  -   An Expereince of China
Smoke and Mirrors - An Expereince of China

Smoke and Mirrors - An Expereince of China

by Pallavi Aiyar

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Language

English

Publisher

Harper/Fourth Estate

ISBN

9788172237462 - Year: 2008 - Pages: 274

Binding

Hardcover

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Author: Pallavi Aiyar
Publisher: Harper/Fourth Estate
Year: 2008
Language: English
Pages: 274
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788172237462

Description

Smoke and Mirrors: An experience of China is an intimate look at a society evolving at double-digit pace. Even as it engages the reader with its affectionate portraits of people like Mr. Wu, her landlord, and Mohan, an entrepreneurial yoga teacher, it deftly raises – and answers – questions about the deeper concerns of development and freedom that are relevant to both India and China. In the process, Pallavi Aiyar breaks down many clichés, and opens new gateways through the Great Wall of China.

REVIEWS & COMMENTS:

‘A charming and engaging book on China through young Indian eyes – a nice mix of memoir, reportage, travelogue and sharp observation. What shines is the remembered conversation, reflecting the changing lives in both countries’ – Gurcharan Das. Author of India Unbound.











Acknowledgements
Prologue

1. Better fat than Anapple
2. Olympian Makeover
3. Coronavirus
4. Hindi-Chini Buy Buy
5. Mr. Wu and Family
6. Hutong Days
7. Chicken Feet and Jain Diets
8. Factory of the World
9. Opiate of the Masses
10. Shangrila
11. Roof of the World
12. Squaring a Circle and Coming Full Circle

Epilogue
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

Contents

Acknowledgements
Prologue

1. Better fat than Anapple
2. Olympian Makeover
3. Coronavirus
4. Hindi-Chini Buy Buy
5. Mr. Wu and Family
6. Hutong Days
7. Chicken Feet and Jain Diets
8. Factory of the World
9. Opiate of the Masses
10. Shangrila
11. Roof of the World
12. Squaring a Circle and Coming Full Circle

Epilogue
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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