Red Dust: A Path through China

Red Dust: A Path through China


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Red Dust: A Path through China by Ma Jian

In 1983, at the age of thirty, dissident artist Ma Jian finds himself divorced by his wife, separated from his daughter, betrayed by his girlfriend, facing arrest for “Spiritual Pollution,” and severely disillusioned with the confines of life in Beijing. So with little more than a change of clothes and two bars of soap, Ma takes off to immerse himself in the remotest parts of China. His journey would last three years and take him through smog-choked cities and mountain villages, from scenes of barbarity to havens of tranquility. Remarkably written and subtly moving, the result is an insight into the teeming contradictions of China that only a man who was both insider and outsider in his own country could have written.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385720236
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/12/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 812,933
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Ma Jian was born in 1953 in Qingdao, China. He currently lives in London.

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Red Dust: A Path through China 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is where ceremonies are held.
rajiv131in More than 1 year ago
interesting frank well written and told by inside man who is frustated with red maoist way of life trying to explore his own country and people and life within..... great read . waitin and wanting more from ma jian.. honest teller