Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China

ambitionAge of Ambition:  Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China
by Evan Osnos
2014 / 417 pages
rating: 9 / nonfiction

Remember the China of Mao as allied with Khrushchev’s USSR and total paranoid state control of peasants in massive poverty overturned by the Cultural Revolution etc. and so on ad nauseum?  Well I don’t recognize it – What Osnos presents is not my father’s  People’s Republic of China.

And Osnos’ book doesn’t quite “read like a novel,” either, but it’s an excellent overview of the various aspects of the changed China over the last 3 decades and through its people – as the author says in the Prologue:  “I have tried, above all, to describe Chinese lives on their own terms.” (p. 7)

>>>>REVIEW>>>>

>>>>NOTES Part 1>>>>
>>>>NOTES Part 2>>>>
>>>>NOTES Part 3+ >>>>

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