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Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China

Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China
Author: Peter Hessler
ISBN 13: 9780060826598
ISBN 10: 60826592
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 2007-05-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 528
List Price: $15.99

A century ago, outsiders saw China as a place where nothing ever changes. Today the country has become one of the most dynamic regions on earth. In Oracle Bones, Peter Hessler explores the human side of China's transformation, viewing modern-day China and its growing links to the Western world through the lives of a handful of ordinary people. In a narrative that gracefully moves between the ancient and the present, the East and the West, Hessler captures the soul of a country that is undergoing a momentous change before our eyes.

Entertainment Weekly

“A brilliant observer with a novelist’s ear for character and dialogue, Hessler is both fascinating and funny.”