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Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
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    • Imported from USA.

    Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction finalist

    Winner of the 2014 National Book Award in nonfiction

    An Economist Best Book of 2014

    Winner of the bronze medal for the Council on Foreign Relations’ 2015 Arthur Ross Book Award

    A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation

    From abroad, we often 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 for years, witness to
    profound political, 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 questions: Why does a government with more 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
    professionals-fluent in English and devoted to Western pop culture-consider themselves "angry youth," dedicated to
    resisting the West's influence? How are Chinese from all strata finding meaning after 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 one can
    prevail.

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