Cousin Felix Meets the Buddha: And Other Encounters in China and Tibet
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Cousin Felix Meets the Buddha: And Other Encounters in China and Tibet

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Adventures in a nation on the road
Long caricatured as a land of stagnant traditions or lockstep Maoist conformity, China today is a country on the move. Literally--China's new migrant labor pool, known as the "blind river," logs in more road miles and piecework hours than any other workforce in the world--but also mentally and spiritually, as more and more Chinese search...more
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published February 5th 2003 by Farrar Straus Giroux (first published January 29th 2002)
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Marsha Altman
Eh. The travelogue is lacking a general theme. The text is OK, but not very engaging. The author doesn't seem to be on any mission except to observe things, and his wife is a non-character. The title is misleading, as only the last third of the book has anything to do with Tibet. The book ends abruptly, failing to draw any conclusions. Still some decent material in here.
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