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China in Ten Words (original 2010; edition 2011)

by Yu Hua, Allan H. Barr (Translator)

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Title:China in Ten Words
Authors:Yu Hua
Other authors:Allan H. Barr (Translator)
Info:Pantheon (2011), Edition: Tra, Hardcover, 240 pages
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China in Ten Words by Yu Hua (2010)

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A funny book but at the same time a book that talks about the grim reality of the cost of progress. It is not a good sign when the country's richest get arrested on charges of fraud and embezzlement. The culture of plagiarizing, pirating and copying is not seen as wrong but is encouraged. The enormous damage to the environment. It truly seems that this country has become a modern day version of the wild west.
  danoomistmatiste | Jan 24, 2016 |
A funny book but at the same time a book that talks about the grim reality of the cost of progress. It is not a good sign when the country's richest get arrested on charges of fraud and embezzlement. The culture of plagiarizing, pirating and copying is not seen as wrong but is encouraged. The enormous damage to the environment. It truly seems that this country has become a modern day version of the wild west.
  kkhambadkone | Jan 17, 2016 |
Yu Hua came of age as the Cultural Revolution gave way to commercial expansion in the wake of Mao’s death, and he conveys his own impressions of the dynamics and complexity of Chinese society in a way that resonates beyond the culturally specific. This is fine literature disguised as a collection of earthy essays—surprisingly sympathetic and humane, evocative of the personal in public and the universal in the particular. ( )
  HectorSwell | Jan 9, 2014 |
Hua examines contemporary China through the meaning of ten words, relating each to stories of his life and work that led him to becoming the writer and thinker he is today. Hua provides insight to Chinese life over the last several decades. ( )
  bradleybleck | Jun 4, 2013 |
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People - Leader - Reading - Writing - Lu Xun - Revolution - Difference/Disparity - Grassroots - Shanzhai/knockoff - Deceive/Bamboozle

Yu Hua, a Chinese fiction author, takes on the momentous task of framing his nation in ten words. His own life parallels the course of his own nation, from chanting crowds, and the Little Red Book (PEOPLE - LEADER) and the sudden jolt into the frenzied race of modern neo-liberal capitalism. (DISPARITY - SHANZHAI - DECEIVE)

This is also a very personal look at China from his own stories plucking teeth and giving vaccinations in a small village to his first flirtations with banned literature (Dumas, La Dame aux camƒilias).

The longer essays on Reading and Writing are, in my mere opinion, the best in the set. The words themselves are symbols of what meanings and phrases have changed in China over the past 35 years. It is hard to say where China will go next. ( )
  HadriantheBlind | Mar 30, 2013 |
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Uses a framework of ten common phrases in the Chinese vernacular to offer insight into China's modern economic gaps, cultural transformations, and ubiquitous practices of deception.

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