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ISBN10: 0253348897 ISBN13: 9780253348890 DDC: 951.06 LCC: DS779.23 Edition: (cloth : alk. paper)


Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-203) and index. Foreword: beyond Marx, Lenin, and Mao / Vladimir Tismaneanu -- Introduction -- Part 1. Adventures in China-watching -- Burgers, beepers, and bowling alleys -- Mr. Mao ringtones -- All the coffee in China -- The generalissimo would not be amused -- Part 2. The inscrutable West -- Searching the stars for Emily Hahn -- Traveling with Twain -- Around the world with Grant and Li -- The time machine of Tippecanoe County -- Part 3. Turn-of-the-century flashbacks -- Mixed emotions: China in 1999 -- Karl gets a new cap: Budapest in 2000 -- Patriotism in public life: the United States in 2001 -- A San Francisco of the East: Hong Kong in 2002 -- Part 4. The tomorrowland diaries -- China's brave new world -- Chicago in an age of illusions -- Why go anywhere? -- Faster than a speeding bullet train -- Afterword: rhymes for our times.


  • LCC: DS779.23
  • Dewey Decimal: 951.06

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 210 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition Info: (cloth : alk. paper)


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