Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind the Scenes of a New China

Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind the Scenes of a New China

by Rachel DeWoskin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393328597

ISBN-13: 2900393328591

Pub. Date: 04/10/2006

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Determined to broaden her cultural horizons and live a "fiery" life, twenty-one-year-old Rachel DeWoskin hops on a plane to Beijing to work for an American PR firm based in the busy capital. Before she knows it, she is not just exploring Chinese culture but also creating it as the sexy, aggressive, fearless Jiexi, the starring femme fatale in a wildly successful

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Determined to broaden her cultural horizons and live a "fiery" life, twenty-one-year-old Rachel DeWoskin hops on a plane to Beijing to work for an American PR firm based in the busy capital. Before she knows it, she is not just exploring Chinese culture but also creating it as the sexy, aggressive, fearless Jiexi, the starring femme fatale in a wildly successful Chinese soap opera.

Experiencing the cultural clashes in real life while performing a fictional version on-screen, DeWoskin forms a group of friends with whom she witnesses the vast changes sweeping through China as the country pursues the new maxim, "to get rich is glorious." In only a few years, China's capital is transformed. With "considerable cultural and linguistic resources" (The New Yorker), DeWoskin captures Beijing at this pivotal juncture in her "intelligent, funny memoir" (People), and "readers will feel lucky to have the sharp-eyed, yet sisterly, DeWoskin sitting in the driver's seat" (Elle).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900393328591
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/10/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
338

Table of Contents

Author's Note9
1Drop Trou17
2As You Wish39
3Concubines70
Interlude: Biographies of Model Babes One: Anna102
4Passion122
Interlude: Biographies of Model Babes Two: Kate156
5Love Business169
Interlude: Biographies of Model Babes Three: Zhao Jun187
6Embracing Foreign Babes205
Interlude: Biographies of Model Babes Four: Zhou Wen225
7Model Workers251
8Two Balls277
9Power of the Powerless306
Notes327
Acknowledgments331

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