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Kosher Chinese by Michael Levy
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Mar 18, 2012

really liked it
Read from March 17 to 18, 2012

Who knew that Chinese Walmart sold dog meat? This book gave me a glimpse into the new China. In the post-communist era, China seems lost between Marxism and Capitalism. Stripped of their culture, China is grasping for something to embrace as its own. China chastises America's culture for being a Capitalistic, religious cult of materialism and at the same time seeks to imitate it. While the story line meandered, the absurdities recorded in Micheal's daily life as a Peace Corp teacher in China (like being drafted as a silly-string shooting Christmas Santa, never mind that as a Jew, he doesn't even celebrate Christmas in America) kept me reading.

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