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    (Chinese Lessons Five Classmates and the Story of the New China) PDF DOWNLOAD ☆ John Pomfret I put down the book finally let out a long sigh and asked myself was it really like that?It's just so surreal to me You know what I mean? I was sitting in a lovely cafe sipping my cup of coffee The wait stuff paid no attention to me

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    (Chinese Lessons Five Classmates and the Story of the New China) PDF DOWNLOAD ☆ John Pomfret There is lots of material on the exiles refugees and China based casualties of the Cultural Revolution but this is the first I've read with confessions As JP's friend Zhou says everyone in China claims to be a victim but do the math

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    (Chinese Lessons Five Classmates and the Story of the New China) PDF DOWNLOAD ☆ John Pomfret You can't understand modern China without learning its past Chinese lessons gives a great outlook of the society during and after cultural revolution Every chapter dives into personal stories of red guards farmers intelligentsia their take on humiliation and repressions as well as struggles for better life Towards the end of the book author

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    read Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê John Pomfret (Chinese Lessons Five Classmates and the Story of the New China) PDF DOWNLOAD ☆ John Pomfret John Pomfret Ê 0 read & download Fascinating John Pomfret has spent much of his adult life fully absorbed in Chinese culture beginning with attending Nandu University in 1982 This book tells the complicated stories of a handful of his classmates as well as

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    read Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê John Pomfret (Chinese Lessons Five Classmates and the Story of the New China) PDF DOWNLOAD ☆ John Pomfret John Pomfret Ê 0 read & download Chinese people are a very strange race Their prided endurance is an easy breeding ground for injustice They take advantage of iniuity that they hate Collectively they are so full of hypocrisy and bullshit yet individually they are so admirable I know these are very strong words and they are also why I can't live in China again and why my pa

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    John Pomfret Ê 0 read & download read Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê John Pomfret (Chinese Lessons Five Classmates and the Story of the New China) PDF DOWNLOAD ☆ John Pomfret Incredible book that has a fairly balanced first person perspective written from a necessary point of privilege

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    John Pomfret Ê 0 read & download read Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê John Pomfret read Chinese Lessons Five Classmates and the Story of the New China I read this book again 8 years later that's how much I liked it Original review from August 2007 follows I love love loved this book This man lived in China off and on from 1980 to 2005 I lived there in 1992 it was fascinating to hear his thoughts on life in China before my year there and then also to learn about how it has changed after being there What made this book different for me from the many books about China out there is

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    (Chinese Lessons Five Classmates and the Story of the New China) PDF DOWNLOAD ☆ John Pomfret A very interesting book which puts a human perspective on the enormous shifts and changes in China's policies and culture in the last 50 years Authorjournalist for the Wash Post John Pomfret was one of the first Americans allowed to

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    (Chinese Lessons Five Classmates and the Story of the New China) PDF DOWNLOAD ☆ John Pomfret read Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê John Pomfret read Chinese Lessons Five Classmates and the Story of the New China One of the most depressing books I have read in a while With that said it is a fascinating look at the lives of five Chinese citizens as told

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    read Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê John Pomfret (Chinese Lessons Five Classmates and the Story of the New China) PDF DOWNLOAD ☆ John Pomfret John Pomfret Ê 0 read & download This is a memoirhistory Pomfret went to China as a student in 1980 This made him among the first American students to study in China in the post 4 modernizations era He used his time at Nanjing University to superb advantage acuiring impress

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Chinese Lessons Five Classmates and the Story of the New China review Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Agger efforts to conceal his relationships with Chinese women Amidst all that he immersed himself in the remarkable lives of his classmatesBeginning with Pomfret's first day in China Chinese Lessons takes us down the often torturous paths that brought together the Nanjing University History Class of 1982 Old Wu's father was killed during the Cultural Revolution for the crime of being an intellectual; Book Idiot Zhou. Fascinating John Pomfret has spent much of his adult life fully absorbed in Chinese culture beginning with attending Nandu University in 1982 This book tells the complicated stories of a handful of his classmates as well as John s own experiences and reflections on the country he loves in spite of its crazy contradictions When I think of modern China I think of a new economic superpower but Pomfret s perspective opened my eyes to so much than that Two passage from the book really stood out I dog eared the pages so I could find them to uote in this reviewThere is no word in Chinese for irony perhaps because the whole structure of society is so infused with incongruity that the Chinese can t see it any a Communist Party that is capitalist an ancient culture hell bent on burying its past a workers paradise of unparalleled exploitationFaced with a vacuum in belief and values Ye and his comrades have sought to fill it with food drink clothes and electronics the goodies on display on Hunan Road But this love of stuff which helped bring China to where it is today will not bring China where it wants to go tomorrow For centuries Chinese debated what it was to be a good person a good citizen What was the Good the Virtuous and the Right Fifty plus years of Communist censorship and political campaigns have silenced those debates and it is still unclear whether the country has the ability to revive the tradition of asking these timeless uestionsI am anxious to look beyond the pagodas and skyscrapers for the China Pomfret describes when I visit this spring

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Chinese Lessons Five Classmates and the Story of the New China review Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Labored in the fields for years rather than agree to a Party arranged marriage; and Little Guan was forced to publicly denounce and humiliate her father As Pomfret follows his classmates from childhood to adulthood he examines the effect of China's transition from near feudal communism to first world capitalism The result is an illuminating report from present day China and a moving portrait of its extraordinary peop. I read this book again 8 years later that s how much I liked it Original review from August 2007 follows I love love loved this book This man lived in China off and on from 1980 to 2005 I lived there in 1992 it was fascinating to hear his thoughts on life in China before my year there and then also to learn about how it has changed after being there What made this book different for me from the many books about China out there is that he spent so much time in China during their transition era I get so much out of his descriptions because his impressions have a deep context Anyone can go to China today and tell me how it is But I appreciate Pomfret s capability to tell me how it is now compared to how it was then He also happens to be a great writer so the book is enjoyable to read

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Chinese Lessons Five Classmates and the Story of the New China review Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook As one the first American students admitted to China after the communist revolution John Pomfret was exposed to a country still emerging from the twin tragedies of the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution Crammed into a dorm room with seven Chinese men Pomfret contended with all manner of cultural differences from too short beds and roommates intent on glimpsing a white man naked to the need for cloak and d. You can t understand modern China without learning its past Chinese lessons gives a great outlook of the society during and after cultural revolution Every chapter dives into personal stories of red guards farmers intelligentsia their take on humiliation and repressions as well as struggles for better life Towards the end of the book author elaborates on how China s Open Door policy converted people into entrepreneurs with chinese specifics

  • Hardcover
  • 336
  • Chinese Lessons Five Classmates and the Story of the New China
  • John Pomfret
  • English
  • 04 November 2019
  • 9780805076158