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The Resource Crashing the party : an American reporter in China, Scott Savitt

Crashing the party : an American reporter in China, Scott Savitt

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Crashing the party : an American reporter in China
Title
Crashing the party
Title remainder
an American reporter in China
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Scott Savitt
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eng
Summary
"It{u2019}s 1983. Scott Savitt, one of the first American exchange students in Beijing, picks up his guitar and begins strumming Blackbird. He{u2019}s soon surrounded by Chinese students who know every word to every Beatles song he plays. Scott stays on in Beijing, working as a reporter for Asiaweek Magazine. The city{u2019}s first nightclubs open; rock {u2018}n{u2019} roll promises democracy. Promoted to foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times then United Press International, Scott finds himself drawn into China{u2019}s political heart. Later, at 25 years old, Scott is the youngest accredited foreign correspondent in China with an intimate knowledge of Beijing{u2019}s backstreets. But as the seven week occupation of Tiananmen Square ends in bloodshed on June 4, 1989, his greatest asset is his flame-red 500 cc. Honda motorcycle{u2014}giving Scott the freedom to witness first-hand what the Chinese government still denies ever took place. After Tiananmen, Scott founds the first independent English language newspaper in China, Beijing Scene. He knows that it{u2019}s only a matter of time before the authorities move in, and sure enough, in 2000 he{u2019}s arrested, flung into solitary confinement and, after a month in jail, deported. Scott Savitt{u2019}s memoir turns this complex political-historical subject into an extraordinary adventure story"--Amazon.com
Biography type
autobiography
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Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Crashing the party : an American reporter in China, Scott Savitt
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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sky2ocm84017367
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781593766528
Isbn Type
(paperback)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Crashing the party : an American reporter in China, Scott Savitt
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm84017367
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781593766528
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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illustrations

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