|Pages/Publication Date:||416 / 2015|
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
From abroad, China is sometimes portrayed as a nation of corrupt politicians, a powerless proletariat, and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy. What we don't see is how both powerful and ordinary people are remaking their lives as their country dramatically changes. A New Yorkercorrespondent, Evan Osnos has been a witness to its profound political, economic, and cultural upheaval, and in this winner of the National Book Award (also a Pulitzer Prize finalist), he chronicles the clash between the rise of the individual and the Communist Party's struggle to retain control. Writing with verve and a keen sense of irony, Osnos follows the moving stories of everyday people, and contemplates 21st century China's challenges and prospects.