Out of the Gobi

Weijian Shan’s Out of the Gobi is a powerful memoir and commentary that will be one of the most important books on China of our time, one with the potential to re-shape how Americans view China, and how the Chinese view life in America. Shan, a former hard labor and barefoot doctor who is now one of Asia’s best-known financiers, is smart, eloquent, and brutally honest, making him well-positioned to candidly tell the story of a life that is a microcosm of China in the nearly 70 years since Mao’s Communist Party seized power.Out of the Gobi draws a vivid picture of the raw human energy and the will to succeed against all odds. It is a story of both the folly and futility of Mao Zedong’s policies in the first 30 years of the People’s Republic, and the power of Deng Xiaoping’s market reforms in generating unprecedented economic growth during the past 40 years. This nuanced picture of China also shows the country’s...
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Under Red Skies

Karoline Kan, a young reporter at The New York Times in Beijing, offers a deeply personal and shocking look at how China is coming to terms with its conflicted, troubled and impoverished past as it emerges into a modern, cutting-edge superpower. Through the stories of three generations of women in her family, Karoline reveals how they navigate change and survival, moving from rural villages, to vibrant towns, and through the urban streets of Beijing.Candid, enlightening, and at times humorous, Karoline offers gripping tales of her grandmother, who struggled to make a way for her family during the Great Famine, her mother, who defied the One Child Policy so she could be born, her cousin, a shoe-factory worker scraping by on 6 yuan (0.88 cents) per hour; and Karoline's own story, as an ambitious millennial striving to find a job and love during a time ripe with bewildering social change.Under Red Skies is an engaging eyewitness account and Karoline's...
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The Millionaire Course

This book is an entire course, an in-depth guide to accomplishing one's dreams in life. Structured in results-minded lessons and interwoven with keys that offer sudden moments of understanding, the book helps the reader grasp new ways of thinking of, and attaining, wealth. Lesson topics include "Imagine your ideal scene," "Discover your core beliefs and learn how to change them," and "Grow at your own pace." Author Marc Allen offers both a life-changing philosophy and the specific tools —the business plan, the vocabulary, even resources for financing — needed to create the life of your dreams.
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