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Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perennial
Publication date May 1, 2007
Pages 507
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060826598
ISBN-10 0060826592
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 7 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $15.99
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Summaries and Reviews
An American journalist living in Beijing offers an intriguing odyssey through twenty-first-century China as seen through the eyes of a handful of ordinary people, including Polat, a member of an ethnic minority seeking freedom in the U.S.; Anne, a migrant factory worker; and Chen Mengjia, a scholar of oracle bone inscriptions. Reprint. description: Product Description:

A century ago, outsiders saw China as a place where nothing ever changes. Today the country has become one of the most dynamic regions on earth. In Oracle Bones, Peter Hessler explores the human side of China's transformation, viewing modern-day China and its growing links to the Western world through the lives of a handful of ordinary people. In a narrative that gracefully moves between the ancient and the present, the East and the West, Hessler captures the soul of a country that is undergoing a momentous change before our eyes.

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Reprint edition from Perennial (May 1, 2007)
9780060826598 | details & prices | 507 pages | 5.25 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $15.99
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