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Iron and Silk (Vintage Departures) Mark Salzman

Iron and Silk (Vintage Departures)

Mark Salzman

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224 pages
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In 1982, Salzman flew off to teach English in Changsha, China. He writes of bureaucrats, students and Cultural Revolution survivors, stripping none of their complexity and humanity. Hes gentle with their idiocies, saving his sharpest barbs forMoreIn 1982, Salzman flew off to teach English in Changsha, China. He writes of bureaucrats, students and Cultural Revolution survivors, stripping none of their complexity and humanity. Hes gentle with their idiocies, saving his sharpest barbs for himself (its his pants that split from zipper to waist whilst demonstrating martial arts in Canton). Though dribs of history and drabs of classical lore seep through, this is mostly a personal tale, noted by the Los Angeles Times for the charmingly unpretentious manner in which it penetrates a China inaccessible to other foreigners.