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Dragons in Diamond Village by David Bandurski

Dragons in Diamond Village

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Dragons in Diamond Village by David Bandurski
Oct 25, 2016 | ISBN 9781612195728

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“Mesmerizing…a riveting account of a civil society struggling to be born, with deep insights into a culture we too often read as an impossibly monolithic juggernaut.”Architectural Record

“The author is attuned to rural China’s fragility, noting how community traditions conflict with rapacious, state-endorsed capitalism…An intense look at globalization’s tragic hidden costs.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A beautifully written account of how China’s traditional rural past is meeting—and struggling with—its urbanizing present . . . Via deftly told tales of China’s little-known urban villages, Bandurski expertly guides readers through a mostly overlooked landscape and modern history.” —Adam Minter, author of Junkyard Planet
“An important book of social reportage in the traditions of Liu Binyan and Studs Terkel.” —Susan Shirk, author of China: Fragile Superpower and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State during the Clinton administration
“Bandurski combines his deep knowledge of China’s history and culture with graceful writing to produce a thoroughly enjoyable book, and an important one for understanding the tension at the heart of China’s breakneck pace of change.” —Keith B. Richburg, author of Out Of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa

“David Bandurski is a modern-day Marco Polo taking us into the heart of new China.” —Kevin Sites, author of In the Hot Zone

“By following the villagers of Xian and similar communities in Guangzhou, Bandurski has been able to write an unusually thorough and readable book about how exactly China’s cities have grown… The layers of government interests and the thugs at officials’ command provide the punch for Dragons in Diamond Village. But Bandurski draws beauty from the Xian villagers’ fight to survive as a community.” —Financial Times

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