The Shanghai Free Taxi

Journeys with the Hustlers and Rebels of the New China
Product Number: EB00738388
Released: Jun 11, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781541736306
Publisher: PublicAffairs
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Description

As any traveler knows, some of the best and most honest conversations take place during car rides. So, when a long-time NPR correspondent wanted to learn more about the real China, he started driving a cab--and discovered a country amid seismic political and economic change. China--America's most important competitor--is at a turning point. With economic growth slowing, Chinese people face inequality and uncertainty as their leaders tighten control at home and project power abroad. In this adventurous, original book, NPR correspondent Frank Langfitt creates a free taxi service--offering rides in exchange for illuminating conversation--to go beyond the headlines and get to know a wide range of colorful, compelling characters representative of the new China. They include folks like "Beer," a slippery salesman who tries to sell Langfitt a used car; Rocky, a farm boy turned Shanghai lawyer; and Chen, who runs an underground Christian church and moves his family to America in search of a better, freer life. Blending memorable characters, evocative travel writing, and insightful political analysis, The Shanghai Free Taxi is a sharply observed and surprising book that will help readers make sense of the world's other superpower at this extraordinary moment.

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Author(s): Frank Langfitt
Original Publish Date: Jun 11, 2019

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Author(s): Frank Langfitt
Product Number DD44633
Released: Jun 11, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781549151828
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Author(s): Frank Langfitt
Product Number Z100148080
Released: Jun 11, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781549151811

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