2017.18.2.0.10.0
2017.18.2.0.10.0

Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road


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A narrative account profiling the ordinary men and women who live, work, and dream on the author's street in Shanghai, inspired by his enormously popular Marketplace series of the same name In 2010, NPR's Rob Schmitz moved to a Shanghai street, the name of which translates to our book's title. To gain perspective on China's new reality, he interviewed the ordinary people who lived and worked beside him. He spoke to shop owners, young professionals, beggars, and countless others about their everyday experiences, their troubled histories, and the hopes that fuel them. At a time when president Xi Jinping has launched a political agenda entitled "The Chinese Dream" to guide the country's 1.4 billion people, The Street of Eternal Happiness converges those dreams onto a single street as Schmitz forges deep relationships with the diverse array of people who make up this empire. A humorous and at times heartrending journey through the static, mixed messages the Western world is fed about the planet's most populous nation, Schmitz treats readers to recurring characters that illuminate the distinct generations of 21st-century China. Each memorable character's story adds another layer of humanity and texture to modern China, and these portraits merge with Schmitz's personal discoveries through his work as a foreign correspondent. The result is an intimate, surprising, involving portrait of contemporary China that dispenses with the tired stereotypes of a country we think we know.
  • Book Type: Reading
  • Base Material: 100% Paper
  • Country of Origin: Made in US

Web ID: 6831926


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