The Permanent Migrants
Modern China Explained by Mushroom Hunters, Village Leaders and Undercover PoliceBook - 2015
" In Permanent Migrants, Amos Irwin abandons the usual top-down view of contemporary China in favor of conversations with the Chinese people themselves. From the cement factories of Inner Mongolia to the temples of Shanxi, Permanent Migrants investigates the lives of village politicians, monks, undercover cops, and migrant noodle chefs. While they race to get ahead in the fastest-changing economy in the world, they struggle with the test-centric educational system, with the One Child Policy, and with hukou, the population control system that makes two in ten Chinese people illegal migrants in their own country. Permanent Migrants is based on dialogues with Chinese people eager to talk to their first-ever foreigner. It provides the reader with incisive explanations of Chinese policy and twentieth-century history. It illustrates not only the incredible warmth and generosity of these individuals, but also their place in the rapid yet restrictive evolution of modern China."--Page  of cover.
Publisher: [Middletown, Delaware] : [Amos Irwin], 
Branch Call Number: 304.8095 IRWIN
Characteristics: 302 pages : map ; 23 cm