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FREE READ ↠ Age of Ambition Chasing Fortune Truth and Faith in the New China æ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Age of Ambition Chasing Fortune Truth and Faith in the New China Author Evan Osnos – From abroad we often see China as a caricature a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and rutFrom abroad we often Ambition Chasing Kindle #216 see China as a caricature a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy or an addled Goliath riddled with corruption and on the edge of stagnation What we don't see is how both powerful and ordinary people are remaking their lives as their country dramatically changes As the Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker Evan Osnos was on the ground in China Age of Kindle for years witness to profound polit. This book so than any other I've read on China best captures the country's current situation challenges and contradictions Osnos did a good job of weaving together the characters and themes that he explores built around the triad of fortune truth and faith capturing the way that prosperity and development co exist with political dissent and spiritual explorationI lived in China from 2007 to 2011 and like many aspiring Western 'half pats' in China learned a great deal about my surrounds from reading the reportage and books of Evan Osnos Peter Hessler his predecessor as the New Yorker's Beijing correspondent and others Many of us were partly inspired to visit China because of Peter Hessler's “River Town” and a 'Hessler versus Osnos' debate made for common conversation For those fellow Hessler enthusiasts you'll find Osnos by comparison in book length to be similar to his longform journalism macro inclined focused on bigger issues and mover shaker types less personal and comical While I loved reading Hessler on China for all the adventure and insights into the working class he provides Osnos excels at analyzing the grand themes and intellectual debates that China observers engage in For those who haven't read Hessler and want a personal street level insight into contemporary China I suggest the entire trilogy preferably in chronological orderOsnos does an above average job of balancing between the biases of various sides the domestic and Western media Chinese liberals and conservatives etc While his own politics appear clear he comes across as a pragmatic liberal he presents competing beliefs at least beyond the official Party line in an insightful unobstructed manner I would love to hear what Chinese readers think of the book I'm sure that translations arewill make their way to the curious


N pop culture consider themselves angry youth dedicated to resisting the West's influence How are Chinese from all strata finding meaning after of Ambition Chasing Fortune Truth Kindle two decades of the relentless pursuit of wealth Writing with great narrative verve and a keen sense of irony Osnos follows the moving stories of everyday people and reveals life in the new China to be a battleground between aspiration and authoritarianism in which only of Ambition Chasing Fortune Truth Kindle one can preva. This book was so well written and very interesting I did not all that much about modern China Osnos has a gift for exploring some of the tensions in the culture His access to some of the people he profiles is remarkable This is well worth the read

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Age of Ambition Chasing Fortune Truth and Faith in the New ChinaIcal economic and cultural upheaval In Age of Ambition he describes the greatest collision taking place in that country the clash between the rise of the individual and the Communist Party's struggle to retain control He asks probing uestions Why does a government with success lifting people from poverty than any civilization in history choose to put strict restraints on freedom of expression Why do millions of young Chinese of Ambition Chasing PDF #10003 professionals fluent in English and devoted to Wester. I don’t think anyone could argue that Evan Osnos wasn’t ambitious in this his National Book Award winning compendium of current Chinese political culture Subtitled Chasing Fortune Truth and Faith in the New China this book extends and expands essays he’d already published in The New Yorker magazine and gives outsiders a glimpse into the confusion and mad exciting reality that is China todayOsnos covers a lot of ground and at the risk of appearing to be a ping pong ball in the hands of a giant he patiently and persistently over a period of years pursues big uestions about what China culture is and is becoming We can extrapolate from his work to consider what change in China means to us around the world I admit to exhaustion when contemplating China’s development because of its overwhelmingly big populous and uncontrollable aspects But one thing is sure ordinary Chinese people have a kind of “get ahead” entrepreneurial mentality that swamps the vitality of ordinary American life The distance from their basic living starting point and ours is so great that their desperate energy is going to be the propulsion for societies around the globe We can’t keep pace but we can gain in their slipstreamOsnos makes reporting in China look easy even when it clearly is not even now The state has loosened its grip a little but there is still the possibility of community or state backlash on individuals that speak to him openly Those people are courageous souls Osnos managed to corral the size and scope of his story to a manageable level and yet was able to give us an idea of the great energy being unleashed among the populace and the Chinese government’s pride and fear I am currently reading about the North Korean regime in Pyongyang A Kim Jong Il Production The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker His Star Actress and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power by Paul Fischer and so the Chinese government looks far less effective and controlling by comparison But the richness of Osnos’s life in China comes through I especially liked the reportage in the Epilogue that shows from several long term studies over two decades no evidence that the Chinese people are on average any happier If anything they are less satisfied than in 1990 and the burden of decreasing satisfaction has fallen hardest on the bottom third of the population in wealth Satisfaction among Chinese in even the upper third has risen only moderately Overall they found economic growth is not enough; job security and a social safety net are also crtitical to people's happiness Ah Well both Chinese and American officials could learn something from this This book won the 2014 National Book Award for Nonfiction