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The road to Sleeping Dragon : learning China from the ground up, Michael Meyer

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The road to Sleeping Dragon : learning China from the ground up
Title
The road to Sleeping Dragon
Title remainder
learning China from the ground up
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Michael Meyer
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Language
eng
Summary
From the highly praised author of The Last Days of Old Beijing, a brilliant portrait of China today and a memoir of coming of age in a country in transition. In 1995, at the age of twenty-three, Michael Meyer joined the Peace Corps and, after rejecting offers to go to seven other countries, was sent to a tiny town in Sichuan. Knowing nothing about China, or even how to use chopsticks, Meyer wrote Chinese words up and down his arms so he could hold conversations, and, per a Communist dean's orders, jumped into teaching his students about the Enlightenment, the stock market, and Beatles lyrics. Soon he realized his Chinese counterparts were just as bewildered by China's changes as he was. Thus began an impassioned immersion into Chinese life. With humor and insight, Meyer puts readers in his novice shoes, winding across the length and breadth of his adopted country --from a terrifying bus attack on arrival, to remote Xinjiang and Tibet, into Beijing's backstreets and his future wife's Manchurian family, and headlong into efforts to protect China's vanishing heritage at places like "Sleeping Dragon," the world's largest panda preserve. In the last book of his China trilogy, Meyer tells a story both deeply personal and universal, as he gains greater {u2013} if never complete {u2013} assurance, capturing what it feels like to learn a language, culture and history from the ground up. Both funny and relatable, The Road to Sleeping Dragon is essential reading for anyone interested in China's history, and how daily life plays out there today
Title
The road to Sleeping Dragon
Creator
Summary
In 1995, at the age of twenty-three, Michael Meyer joined the Peace Corps and, after rejecting offers to go to seven other countries, was sent to a tiny town in Sichuan. Knowing nothing about China, or even how to use chopsticks, Meyer wrote Chinese words up and down his arms so he could hold conversations, and, per a Communist dean's orders, jumped into teaching his students about the Enlightenment, the stock market, and Beatles lyrics. Soon he realized his Chinese counterparts were just as bewildered by China's changes as he was. Thus began an impassioned immersion into Chinese life
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contains biographical information
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10599483
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951.0612
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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learning China from the ground up
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learning China from the ground up
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Michael Meyer
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The road to Sleeping Dragon : learning China from the ground up, Michael Meyer
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 296 pages
Isbn
9781632869357
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(hardcover)
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2017007486
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rdamedia
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