From Rice to Riches by Jane Hutcheon PDF

By Jane Hutcheon

Jane Hutcheon's connection to China is going again a couple of hundred and fifty years, while her great-great-grand-uncle Phineas, a Scottish tea service provider, was once attracted to its shorelines. while Jane grew to become the ABC's China correspondent in 1995, she started her personal trip via an historic and exciting tradition that's present process fast change.

Like studying to devour a dish of slippery braised pig's face, Jane needed to examine the etiquette of reporting in China-a nation the place humans frequently supply interviews in reduced voices, or with a look over their shoulders to determine who will be listening. even though China has reworked itself right into a heady capitalist republic, the country's new facade covers up a large number of the standard difficulties. And within the lead as much as the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the conflict among new and outdated is extra mentioned than ever.

By speaking with traditional people-a glamorous Amway couple, a site visitors cop, a garbage collector and participants of the Falun Gong, between others-Jane presents intimate insights into China's radical transformation. within the technique, she discovers that the genuine China is excessive, funny, cynical and, as a rule, strange. vacationing with a tv staff, dealing with a significant bout of 'banquet intolerance' and working with the disappointment as a result of chinese language paperwork, Jane takes us on a bumpy journey throughout a rustic the realm is occupied with, and that everybody is demise to get their chopsticks into.

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