Title INVISIBLE CHINA: A JOURNEY THROUGH ETHNIC BORDERLANDS
Book Condition Very Good/Very Good
Publisher Chicago Review Press 2009
1556528140 / 9781556528149
Seller ID RWARE0000041986
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In this eloquent and eye-opening adventure narrative, Colin Legerton and Ja cob Rawson, two Americans fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Korean, and Uyghur, t hrow away the guidebook and bring a hitherto unexplored side of China to li ght. They journey over 14,000 miles by bus and train to the farthest reache s of the country to meet the minority peoples who dwell there, talking to f armers in their fields, monks in their monasteries, fishermen on their skif fs, and herders on the steppe. In Invisible China, they engage in a heated discussion of human rights with Daur and Ewenki village cadres; celebrate Muhammad's birthday with aging Dongxiang hajjis who recount the government's razing of their mosque; attend mass with old Catholic Kinh fishermen at a church that has been forty years without a priest; hike around high-altitude Lugu Lake to farm with the matrilineal Mosuo women; and descend into a dry riverbed to hunt for jade with Muslim Uyghur merchants. 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.