Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China Author Evan Osnos
ISBN-10 0374535272
ISBN-13 9780374535278
Year 2015-05-05
Pages 416
Language English
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction finalistWinner of the 2014 National Book Award in nonfictionAn Economist Best Book of 2014Winner of the bronze medal for the Council on Foreign Relations 2015 Arthur Ross Book AwardA vibrant colorful and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformationFrom abroad we often see China as a caricature a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy or an addled Goliath riddled with corruption and on the edge of stagnation What we don t see is how both powerful and ordinary people are remaking their lives as their country dramatically changes As the Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker Evan Osnos was on the ground in China for years witness to profound political economic and cultural upheaval In Age of Ambition he describes the greatest collision taking place in that country the clash between the rise of the individual and the Communist Party s struggle to retain control He asks probing questions Why does a government with more success lifting people from poverty than any civilization in history choose to put strict restraints on freedom of expression Why do millions of young Chinese professionals fluent in English and devoted to Western pop culture consider themselves angry youth dedicated to resisting the West s influence How are Chinese from all strata finding meaning after two decades of the relentless pursuit of wealth Writing with great narrative verve and a keen sense of irony Osnos follows the moving stories of everyday people and reveals life in the new China to be a battleground between aspiration and authoritarianism in which only one can prevail

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