Tide Players: The Movers and Shakers of a Rising China

Tide Players: The Movers and Shakers of a Rising China

by Jianying Zha
     
 

Tide Players depicts a new generation of entrepreneurs and intellectuals in a rapidly transforming China through six sharply etched and nuanced profiles which capture both the concrete detail and the epic dimension of life in contemporary Beijing.
The cast of characters includes: an unlikely couple who teamed up to become the country’s leading

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Tide Players depicts a new generation of entrepreneurs and intellectuals in a rapidly transforming China through six sharply etched and nuanced profiles which capture both the concrete detail and the epic dimension of life in contemporary Beijing.
The cast of characters includes: an unlikely couple who teamed up to become the country’s leading real estate mogul; a gifted chameleon who transformed himself from Mao’s favorite “barefoot doctor” during the Cultural Revolution to a publishing maverick; a tycoon of home electronic chain stores who insisted on avenging his mother, “a counter-revolutionary criminal” executed in the most brutal manner. Zha also brings us to the intellectuals: the cantankerous professors at Beida, China’s number one University; a famous, prolific writer who, after stepping down as the Cultural Minister, kept people divided about whether he is an apologist for the Chinese Communist Party or a great author that might one day win a Nobel Prize in literature. Then there is the heart-rending story about Zha’s own brother, a dissident who served a nine year prison term for helping to found the China Democracy Party, yet remains an unrepentant idealist.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595586209
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I The Entrepreneurs 13

A Good Tycoon 15

The Turtles 49

The Barefoot Capitalist 77

Part II The Intellectuals 95

Beida, Beida! 97

Enemy of the State 138

Servant of the State 167

Epilogue 217

Acknowledgments 227

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