Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China

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*WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2014*

A young army captain who risked execution to swim from free-market Taiwan to Communist China. A barber who made $150 million in the gambling dens of Macau. The richest woman in China, a recycling tycoon known as the `Wastepaper Queen'.

Age of Ambition describes some of the billion individual lives that make up China's story - one that unfolds on remote farms, in glittering mansions, and in the halls of power of the world's largest authoritarian regime. Together they describe the defining clash taking place today: between the individual and the Communist Party's struggle to retain control.

Here is a China infused with a sense of boundless possibility and teeming romance. Yet it is also riven by contradictions. It is the world's largest buyer of Rolls Royces and Ferraris yet the word `luxury' is banned from billboards. It has more Christians than members of the Communist Party. And why does a government that has lifted more people from poverty than any other so strictly restrain freedom of expression?

Based on years of research, Age of Ambition is a stunning narrative that reveals China as we have never understood it before.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781847922793
BY (AUTHOR) Osnos, Evan
PUBLISHER : Vintage Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : June 26, 2014
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : The Bodley Head Ltd
LANGUAGE : English AGE : Tertiary Education
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 234 mm x 153 mm
WEIGHT : 538 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Society & Social Sciences
DESCRIPTION :
*WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2014*

A young army captain who risked execution to swim from free-market Taiwan to Communist China. A barber who made $150 million in the gambling dens of Macau. The richest woman in China, a recycling tycoon known as the `Wastepaper Queen'.

Age of Ambition describes some of the billion individual lives that make up China's story - one that unfolds on remote farms, in glittering mansions, and in the halls of power of the world's largest authoritarian regime. Together they describe the defining clash taking place today: between the individual and the Communist Party's struggle to retain control.

Here is a China infused with a sense of boundless possibility and teeming romance. Yet it is also riven by contradictions. It is the world's largest buyer of Rolls Royces and Ferraris yet the word `luxury' is banned from billboards. It has more Christians than members of the Communist Party. And why does a government that has lifted more people from poverty than any other so strictly restrain freedom of expression?

Based on years of research, Age of Ambition is a stunning narrative that reveals China as we have never understood it before.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781847922793
BY (AUTHOR) Osnos, Evan
PUBLISHER : Vintage Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : June 26, 2014
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : The Bodley Head Ltd
LANGUAGE : English AGE : Tertiary Education
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 234 mm x 153 mm
WEIGHT : 538 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Society & Social Sciences