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Age of ambition: chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China
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Published:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
x, 403 pages : map ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780374535278, 9780374280741, 0374280746, 9780374280741 (hardback), 0374280746 (hardback)
UPC:
40023903295

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"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"--,Provided by publisher.
Description
"A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation"--,Provided by publisher.
Awards
National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2014.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Osnos, E. (2014). Age of ambition: chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China. First edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Osnos, Evan, 1976-. 2014. Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Osnos, Evan, 1976-, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Osnos, Evan. Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China. First edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014. Print.

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