At the Teahouse Café: Essays from the Middle Kingdom

Chinese endure endless meetings at work and are required to keep their cellphones on 24/7 and pick up at once—or be fined. They live in a technological utopia while enslaved by time-worn structures of psychological control. Underlying the myth of a “New China,” as Cook reveals in this wide-ranging collection of essays, are the Middle Kingdom's numerous continuities with its past. More

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Nonfiction » Travel » By region » Asia » China
Words: 65,010
Language: English
ISBN: 9780986293412
About Isham Cook

American essayist and novelist based in China since 1994. Writing philosophy: downmarket, big concept, discriminating, provocative, outrageous. Ballard, Beckett, Borges, Dick, Kafka, Hesse, Melville, Mishima, Sade are influences.

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