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Unsavory Elements: Stories of Foreigners on the Loose in China

Unsavory Elements: Stories of Foreigners on the Loose in China

  • Title: Unsavory Elements: Stories of Foreigners on the Loose in China
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  • ISBN : 9789881616401
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 304 pages


Unsavory Elements is an unprecedented anthology of 28 new, original, true stories from some of the most celebrated foreign writers that have lived in modern China Westerners are flocking to China in increasing numbers to chase their dreams even as Chinese emigrants seek their own dreams abroad, and life as an outsider in China has many sides to it weird, fascinating and Unsavory Elements is an unprecedented anthology of 28 new, original, true stories from some of the most celebrated foreign writers that have lived in modern China Westerners are flocking to China in increasing numbers to chase their dreams even as Chinese emigrants seek their own dreams abroad, and life as an outsider in China has many sides to it weird, fascinating and appalling Edited by Tom Carter, this anthology falls under the genre of travel writing, yet travel is just the beginning of the adventure here


Author Tom Carter

Tom Carter spent 2 straight years backpacking a groundbreaking 35,000 miles across all 33 Chinese provinces, and was named one of China s foremost explorers by The World of Chinese magazine His first book CHINA Portrait of a People has been hailed as the most comprehensive book of photography on modern China ever published by a single author He is also the editor of Unsavory Elements, an anth




Unsavory Elements: Stories of Foreigners on the Loose in China Reviews (31)

  • I ve never met an expat in China who didn t have his or her own extraordinary stories to tell, stories that at times made them stop and ask themselves, What exactly am I doing here Every day one can experience an only in China moment, like waiting three hours to see a bank teller or seeing teenagers [..]

  • Great collection of essays which shed some light on a few of the cross cultural miscommunications I ve experienced The best of the bunch for me was a hockey fic, natch, Diplomacy on Ice by Rudy Kong, about a friendly ice hockey match in Manchuria I didn t realize until I d finished that the b [..]

  • Even before this book came to press it was already in the thick of polemic and controversy for all the wrong reasons Some advance copy reviews by feminist editors in the expat zines of Beijing and Shanghai have been withering, particularly of editor Tom Carter s own exploitative and juvenile contrib [..]

  • Unsavory Elements is a new anthology of western writers who have lived in China in recent years If you think of any author who has published a book about China over the last decade, it s very likely that you ll find him or her in Unsavory Elements.What surprised me wasn t that this book has such an [..]

  • the quality is all over the place some decent pieces by old china hands, but way too many from the english teaching crowd at times i was quite peeved to have paid list price for a slew of typical oh chiiiiina stories that are a dime a dozen off any drunkard in Sanlitunr ultimately it was Jonathan Wa [..]

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