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China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power

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Dimensions: L: 13.16cm x W: 1.98cm x H: 20.37cm

Product Code: 9780812975246

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Route 312 is the Chinese Route 66. It flows three thousand miles from east to west, passing through the factory towns of the coastal areas, through the rural heart of China, then up into the Gobi Desert, where it merges with the Old Silk Road. The highway witnesses every part of the social and economic revolution that is turning China upside down. In this utterly surprising and deeply personal book, acclaimed National Public Radio reporter Rob Gifford, a fluent Mandarin speaker, takes the dramatic journey along Route 312 from its start in the boomtown of Shanghai to its end on the border with Kazakhstan. Gifford reveals the rich mosaic of modern Chinese life in all its contradictions, as he poses the crucial questions that all of us are asking about China: Will it really be the next global superpower? Is it as solid and as powerful as it looks from the outside? And who are the ordinary Chinese people, to whom the twenty-first century is supposed to belong? Gifford is not alone on his journey. The largest migration in human history is taking place along highways such as Route 312, as tens of millions of people leave their homes in search of work. He sees signs of the booming urban economy everywhere, but he also uncovers many of the country?s frailties, and some of the deep-seated problems that could derail China?s rise. *This book may have remainder mark*

Book Title China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power
ISBN 9780812975246
By Author(s) Rob Gifford
Publisher Random House
Pages 322
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13.16cm x 1.98cm x 20.37cm
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