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Oracle Bones: A Journey through Time in China

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  • Posted October 10, 2009

    Great book that reveals the essence of todays China.

    A fascinating account of the author's experiences interwoven with much historical information.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2009

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    Oracle Bones is the Best Book I've Read Recently

    Peter Hessler is an amazing writer! I really enjoy his writing style which is clear, insightful,intelligent and well researched.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2012

    This book seems informal, without pre-set plan or structure. The

    This book seems informal, without pre-set plan or structure. The author seems to wander around, hanging out with ordinary people. He follows a number of friendships over several years, switching back and forth between people and places. And slowly I realized this is the finest sort of journalism I've seen. The loose net of stories explores China from dozens of viewpoints--of Uighur traders, migrant teachers, aging archaeologists, factory girls. Gradually themes of investigation arise--into the fate of an archeologist who died in the Cultural Revolution, or the story of China's script. There's no central theme. Just a world of lives and experiences spread across China, captured with unpretentious art.

    --author of A Galaxy of Immortal Women: The Yin Side of Chinese Civilization

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    loved it!

    i read this book right after i visited china and i loved it! it provides very helpful insight into the china of today and is an entertaining well-written read.

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