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The Resource The road to Sleeping Dragon : learning China from the ground up, Michael Meyer

The road to Sleeping Dragon : learning China from the ground up, Michael Meyer

Label
The road to Sleeping Dragon : learning China from the ground up
Title
The road to Sleeping Dragon
Title remainder
learning China from the ground up
Statement of responsibility
Michael Meyer
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 1995, at the age of twenty-three, Michael Meyer joined the Peace Corps and, after rejecting offers to go to seven other countries, was sent to a tiny town in Sichuan. Knowing nothing about China, or even how to use chopsticks, Meyer wrote Chinese words up and down his arms so he could hold conversations, and, per a Communist dean's orders, jumped into teaching his students about the Enlightenment, the stock market, and Beatles lyrics. Soon he realized his Chinese counterparts were just as bewildered by China's changes as he was. Thus began an impassioned immersion into Chinese life. With humor and insight, Meyer puts readers in his novice shoes, winding across the length and breadth of his adopted country --from a terrifying bus attack on arrival, to remote Xinjiang and Tibet, into Beijing's backstreets and his future wife's Manchurian family, and headlong into efforts to protect China's vanishing heritage at places like "Sleeping Dragon," the world's largest panda preserve. In the last book of his China trilogy, Meyer tells a story both deeply personal and universal, as he gains greater ? if never complete ? assurance, capturing what it feels like to learn a language, culture and history from the ground up"--Amazon.com
Summary
In 1995, at the age of twenty-three, Michael Meyer joined the Peace Corps and, after rejecting offers to go to seven other countries, was sent to a tiny town in Sichuan. Knowing nothing about China, or even how to use chopsticks, Meyer wrote Chinese words up and down his arms so he could hold conversations, and, per a Communist dean's orders, jumped into teaching his students about the Enlightenment, the stock market, and Beatles lyrics. Soon he realized his Chinese counterparts were just as bewildered by China's changes as he was. Thus began an impassioned immersion into Chinese life
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Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10599483
Cataloging source
DLC
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1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meyer, Michael J.
Dewey number
951.06/12
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Meyer, Michael J
  • China
  • TRAVEL / Asia / China
  • Meyer, Michael J
  • Travel
  • China
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
learning China from the ground up
Label
The road to Sleeping Dragon : learning China from the ground up, Michael Meyer
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A plunge into the Middle Country -- On the Stall-for-time River -- Every village faces the Sun -- Sinking in -- Parting the cloud of compassion -- Far and away in Tibet -- Tomorrow will be even better (but today things will just get worse) -- Thought liberation -- Beijing spring -- Meet the parents -- Signposts -- Three protests -- Arrivals and departures -- Digressions on the New Frontier -- Countdown clocks -- Defending the ghosts -- Learning to speak Olympics -- The road to Sleeping Dragon -- "One world, one dream" one year later -- A trans-Siberian exit
Control code
ocn973199796
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 296 pages
Isbn
9781632869357
Lccn
2017007486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027548045
System control number
(OCoLC)973199796
Label
The road to Sleeping Dragon : learning China from the ground up, Michael Meyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A plunge into the Middle Country -- On the Stall-for-time River -- Every village faces the Sun -- Sinking in -- Parting the cloud of compassion -- Far and away in Tibet -- Tomorrow will be even better (but today things will just get worse) -- Thought liberation -- Beijing spring -- Meet the parents -- Signposts -- Three protests -- Arrivals and departures -- Digressions on the New Frontier -- Countdown clocks -- Defending the ghosts -- Learning to speak Olympics -- The road to Sleeping Dragon -- "One world, one dream" one year later -- A trans-Siberian exit
Control code
ocn973199796
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 296 pages
Isbn
9781632869357
Lccn
2017007486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027548045
System control number
(OCoLC)973199796

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