Route 312 is the Chinese Route 66. It flows 3,000 miles, 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 surprising book, radio journalist Rob Gifford, a fluent Mandarin speaker, takes 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 21st century is supposed to belong? --From publisher description.
Originally published: 2007.
|LC Classifications||DS712 .G53 2008|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxi, 322 p. :|
|Number of Pages||322|
|LC Control Number||2008274222|
“My gosh, I loved Rob Gifford’s book. His journey along Route is a great road story–from Hooters in Shanghai to the Iron House of Confucianism. China Road is insightful, funny, analytical, anecdotal, full of humble humor and magnificent discoveries.” –Scott Simon, host of . Jul 02, · Gifford portrays China with affection and humor, in all its complexity, energy, hopefulness, and risk.” –Andrew J. Nathan, Class of Professor of Political Science, Columbia University “Equal parts Bill Bryson and Jonathan Spence. Gifford is great company and great fun, and China Road is a terrific, highly readable book.”/5(). China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power is a book by Rob Gifford.. The book documents Gifford's trip across China National Highway from Shanghai to the China-Kazakhstan border and his observations of China. Gifford was at the end of his term as a China correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR), and his experiences were the basis of several NPR . Aug 23, · Last week I taught a course on Chinese culture, history, and contemporary society to new arrivals in the Middle Kingdom. In preparation for the course, I had them read "China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power", by Rob Gifford.I have spent the last 2 days reading their reviews of the book (all 75 of them!), and was reminded that I wrote a review of the book a few years back.
Apr 03, · “China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power,” is an important novel to read to understand China's beauty, and its dark side. Rob Gifford, an NPR correspondent who has spent more than five years in China, details his trip across Route (similar to . Rob Grifford, China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power (Blackstone Audio, release), 10 hours and 37 minutes. What a better way to end a chapter in your life than to hitchhike across country. Rob Gifford time in China, as a reporter for NPR, is coming to an end. For all the length traveled in the book one actually wishes for more time spent with the people, delving into their lives, to shed some more light into the sociological perspective of things. As it stands China Road is a good read capturing the country’s transition from “the kowtow to the air kiss in less than a century.“ But in places. Apr 01, · Route is the Chinese Route 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.
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