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Oracle Bones

By Hessler, Peter




From the acclaimed author of River Town comes a rare portrait, both intimate and epic, of twenty-first-century China as it opens its doors to the outside world.A century ago, outsiders saw Chinaas a place where nothing ever changes. Today the coun-try has become one of the most dynamic regions on earth. That sense of time -- the contrast between past and present, and the rhythms that emerge in a vast, ever-evolving country -- is brilliantly illuminated by Peter Hessler in Oracle Bones, a book that explores the human side of China's transformation.Hessler tells the story of modern-day China and its growing links to the Western world as seen through the lives of a handful of ordinary people. In addition to the author, an American writer living in Beijing, the narrative follows Polat, a member of a forgotten ethnic minority, who moves to the United States in searchof freedom; William Jefferson Foster, who grew up in an illiterate family and becomes a teacher; Emily,a migrant factory worker in a city without a past; and Chen Mengjia, a scholar of oracle-bone inscriptions, the earliest known writing in East Asia, and a man whosetragic story has been lost since the Cultural Revolution. All are migrants, emigrants, or wanderers who find themselves far from home, their lives dramatically changed by historical forces they are struggling to understand.Peter Hessler excavates the past and puts a remarkable human face on the history he uncovers. In a narrative that gracefully moves between the ancient and the present, the East and the West, Hessler captures the soul of a country that is undergoing a momentous change before our eyes.


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Peter Hessler

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Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China and the West

PETER HESSLER

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Peter Hessler

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Product details Hardcover: 512 pages Publisher: Harper (25 April 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0060826584

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Peter Hessler

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HESSLER PETER

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Product details Paperback: 528 pages Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (8 May 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 0060826592

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Oracle Bones

Peter Hessler

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HarperCollins Publishers, 2006. First edition. First edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. Very good/very good. xi, [3], 491, [5] p. Map. Sources. Index. From the acclaimed author of "River Town" comes a rare portrait, both intimate and epic, of 21st-century China as it opens its doors to the outside world. "A century ago, outsiders saw China as a place where nothing ever changes. Today the country has become one of the most dynamic regions on earth. In Oracle Bones, Peter Hessler explores the human side of China's transformation, viewing modern-day China and its growing links to the Western world through the lives of a handful of ordinary people. In a narrative that gracefully moves between the ancient and the present, the East and the West, Hessler captures the soul of a country that is undergoing a momentous change before our eyes. / Peter Hessler is the Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker and a contributor to National Geographic. He is the author of River Town."-Publisher.

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Hessler, Peter

Harper, 2006. (1st edition, 1st printing) Large, heavy book, black spine, blue boards, blue color inside covers and adjacent end papers, 491 pages. DJ glossy, colorfully designed with color-illustration of truck with photo of model and a man carrying crates on front. DJ and book, both As New.. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

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Hessler, Peter

U.S.A.: Harper Collins Publishers, 2006. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Fine cloth first printing of first edition with silver lettering on spine and Fine DJ. There is a 1/2 inch gray smudged line at the top left of the front DJ, but otherwise no imperfections to note anywhere. Binding is tight and straight. All corners sharp. No creases, marks, or tears. Index. 512 pages.

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Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China

Peter Hessler

Harper Perennial, 2007-05-08. Paperback. Good.

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ORACLE BONES: A JOURNEY BETWEEN CHINA'S PAST AND PRESENT

HESSLER, PETER

NEW YORK: HARPER-COLLINS PUBLISHERS. VG-/VG- WEAR AND EDGEWEAR. DJ EDGEWEAR, CORNERS BUMPED. Pages: 491. . 2006. HARDCOVER.. SMALL TEARS. .

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Peter Hessler

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Oracle Bones

Peter Hessler

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Peter Hessler

Paperback. New. Peter Hessler's previous book River Town was a prize-winning, poignant and deeply compelling portrait of China. Now, in Oracle Bones, Hessler returns to the country, excavating its long history and immersing himself in the lives of young Chinese as they migrate from the traditional Chinese countrysi

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New York: Harper Perennial, 2007. Reprint. Ninth printing. Trade paperback. Very good. No dust jacket as issued. National Book Award Finalist sticker on front cover. Cover has slight wear and soiling.. 491 p. Illustrations. Map. Sources. Index. The acclaimed author of "River Town" offers a rare portrait of 21st-century China. Hessler tells the story of this modern-day country and its growing links to the Western world as seen through the lives of a handful of ordinary people.

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Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China

Peter Hessler

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ORACLE BONES

Hessler, Peter

New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2006. Book is in FINE condition - bright boards and sound binding. Dust jacket is in FINE condition - bright, intact and whole. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Harper Perennial. Paperback. 0060826592 . Good. 2007.

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Hessler, Peter

New York, New York: Harpercollins , 2006. Advance Uncorrected Proof . Trade Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. uncorrected proof. Edge wear with two tiny corner creases.

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Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present

Peter Hessler

Harper, 2006-04-25. Hardcover. Good.

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Hessler, Peter

Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. 0060826592 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.9 . New.

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Peter Hessler

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Oracle Bones

Hessler, Peter

UK: John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2007. Paperback. Very Good. 1.3 x 5.1 x 7.8 inches. Book Description

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PETER HESSLER

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