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The Wall Has Two Sides : A Portarit of China Today

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"Inside jacket reads, 'No one can travel in China without feeling enchanted, angry, overwhelmed, frustrated, touched, saddened, optimistic, puzzled - everything but bored. There is a prevailing opinion in the West that the Chinese are being threatened, brainwashed, or bludgeoned into work of national industrialisation; that a small group of power-hungry Communist leaders have fastened themselves on to an unwilling and resentful population and are driving them fiercely forward against their will. I believe this picture is the very opposite of the truth.' So writes journalist Felix Greene (cousin of Graham Greene) of the 10,000-mile journey he made through China to take a close look at her social and economic awakening. Visiting communes, factories, schools, hospitals, prisons and law courts, he talked to peasants, workers, intellectuals and civil servants without restraint. What he has to say is new and startling. He has been able to discover what the Chinese people think about their own country and about America (a chilling chapter), and to convey the enormous confidence, hope, energy, and sense of unity among the Chinese today. Mr. Greene's book is not just a political and sociological treatise, but brilliantly balances the important and serious observations he has to make with the very personal story of his travels." In dark maroon cloth boards, slight wear to edges. Spine tight, lettering in silver. Endpapers and cut edges very lightly tanned. Dust jacket consists of black and white images on back and front, lettering in white in red title field. Dust jacket chipped, some age discolouration

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Author(s):
Felix Greene
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1962
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
416
Publisher:
Cape
Title:
The Wall Has Two Sides : A Portarit of China Today

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"Inside jacket reads, 'No one can travel in China without feeling enchanted, angry, overwhelmed, frustrated, touched, saddened, optimistic, puzzled - everything but bored. There is a prevailing opinion in the West that the Chinese are being threatened, brainwashed, or bludgeoned into work of national industrialisation; that a small group of power-hungry Communist leaders have fastened themselves on to an unwilling and resentful population and are driving them fiercely forward against their will. I believe this picture is the very opposite of the truth.' So writes journalist Felix Greene (cousin of Graham Greene) of the 10,000-mile journey he made through China to take a close look at her social and economic awakening. Visiting communes, factories, schools, hospitals, prisons and law courts, he talked to peasants, workers, intellectuals and civil servants without restraint. What he has to say is new and startling. He has been able to discover what the Chinese people think about their own country and about America (a chilling chapter), and to convey the enormous confidence, hope, energy, and sense of unity among the Chinese today. Mr. Greene's book is not just a political and sociological treatise, but brilliantly balances the important and serious observations he has to make with the very personal story of his travels." In dark maroon cloth boards, slight wear to edges. Spine tight, lettering in silver. Endpapers and cut edges very lightly tanned. Dust jacket consists of black and white images on back and front, lettering in white in red title field. Dust jacket chipped, some age discolouration

Added value:
Dust jacket not price clipped
Author(s):
Felix Greene
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1962
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
416
Publisher:
Cape
Title:
The Wall Has Two Sides : A Portarit of China Today

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