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NetLibrary ebook of the month: Invisible China

Posted on: Nov 3, 2009 @ 2:41:27 pm

Invisible China: A Journey Through Ethnic Borderlands
by Colin Legerton and Jacob Rawson

Chicago Review Press, 2009

Hailed as a "spectacular achievement" by Publishers Weekly.

In this eloquent and eye-opening adventure narrative, authors Colin Legerton and Jacob Rawson, two Americans fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Korean, and Uyghur, throw away
the guidebook and bring a hitherto unexplored side of China to light.

They journey over 14,000 miles by bus and train to the farthest reaches of China to meet the minority peoples who dwell there, talking to farmers in their fields, monks in their monasteries, fishermen on their skiffs, and herders on the steppe. As they uncover surprising facts about China's hidden minorities and their complex position in
Chinese society, they discover the social ramifications of inconsistent government policies--and some deep human truths as well.

Although not yet a part of UCF's collection, Invisible China will be provided with free, unlimited access through NetLibrary November 1-30, 2009 through the generosity of Chicago Review Press.



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