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Iron and Silk by Mark Salzman
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Mar 09, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, world-cultures
Read in March, 2012

Fascinating study of a young American's impressions of China in the early 1980's. This book works on many levels--illustrating Chinese society, bureaucracy, politics, culture, the arts,etc. The subject is handled with a light touch and humor. Salzman was a student of Wushu (Chinese martial arts) who helped to teach English language courses in China and lived in Changsha, Hunan from 1982 to 1984. This book would be a wonderful introduction to Chinese culture for someone interested in the topic.
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