• China in Ten Words by Yu Hua (2012-08-21)

  • By: Yu Hua
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-07-2017
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: joshua norris
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (2 ratings)

Publisher's Summary

From one of China's most acclaimed writers: a unique, intimate look at the Chinese experience over the last several decades. Framed by 10 phrases common in the Chinese vernacular, China in Ten Words uses personal stories and astute analysis to reveal as never before the world's most populous yet oft-misunderstood nation. In "Disparity," for example, Yu Hua illustrates the expanding gaps that separate citizens of the country. In "Copycat," he depicts the escalating trend of piracy and imitation as a creative new form of revolutionary action. And in "Bamboozle," he describes the increasingly brazen practices of trickery, fraud, and chicanery that are, he suggests, becoming a way of life at every level of society. Witty, insightful, and courageous, this is a refreshingly candid vision of the "Chinese miracle" and all of its consequences.
©2017 Yu Hua (P)2017 Yu Hua
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5 out of 5 stars
By Thomas Retter on 30-05-2018

Critical, informed, charming.

An incisive, approachable and warm survey of daily life in Chinese society moving deeper into the 21st century. Does not suffer for heavy-handed rhetoric or anachronism, attesting to the saviness of the author. I'll be pursuing the Chinese translations for the words that organise each essay/chapter (which would have been useful) - but no less a charming yet penetrating work.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 22-07-2017

Cautious + optimistic

Loved it, however some of the words used to describe China seemed too particular to the author to apply to the whole nation.

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3 out of 5 stars
By wt0412 on 08-03-2018

A wonderful book by a fantastic writer, let down by a narrator who can’t pronounce Chinese words and terms

This is probably one of the most important works by a living Chinese author to be translated into English, but audible did not have the sense to have it be read by someone familiar with the Chinese language. It is incredibly jarring to hear the narrator butcher the language. Some cultural sensitivity would have been good here.

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