Inside the Red Mansion

On the Trail of China's Most Wanted Man
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Author(s): Oliver August
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Jun 12, 2008
Product Number: EB00030976
Released: Jun 12, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780547525983
Publisher: Mariner Books
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The notorious gangster Lai Changxing started out as an illiterate farmer, but in the tumult of China's burgeoning economy, he seized the opportunity to remake himself as a bandit king. A newly minted billionaire of outsized personality and even greater appetites, he was a living legend who eventually ran afoul of authorities. The journalist Oliver August set out to find the fugitive Lai. On his quest he encountered a highly entertaining series of criminals and oddball entrepreneurs—and acquired unique insight into the paradoxes of modern China. Part crime caper, part travelogue, part trenchant cultural analysis, August's page-turning account captures China's giddy vibe and its darker vulnerabilities.

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Author(s): Oliver August
Narrator(s): Simon Vance
Product Number Z100087854
Released: Feb 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400125166

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