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Country Driving

Peter Hessler

Country Driving

by Peter Hessler

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Published by Canongate Books in Edinburgh .
Written in English


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In the summer of 2001, Peter Hessler, the long-time Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, acquired his Chinese driver’s license. For the next seven years he traveled the country, tracking how the automobile and the improved transport system were transforming China.Hessler writes movingly of everyday people – farmers, migrant workers and entrepreneurs – who have reshaped the country during one of the most critical periods in its history. Country Driving illuminates the vast, shifting landscape of a traditionally rural nation that, having once built walls against outsiders, is building the roads and factory towns that will shape the twenty-first century.

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“A fascinating road trip through a land in transition Hessler’s description of China’s new drivers is hilarious Country Driving tells us as much about contemporary China even when Hessler is not on the road.” (The Christian Science Monitor)“The best yet from Peter Hessler, whose two earlier books, River Town and Oracle Bones, were exemplary forays into the genreCited by: 6.

Country Driving, A Chinese Road Trip is a travelogue by Peter Hessler, a US journalist and writer who was based in Beijing from to as a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine. The book is split into three distinct sections/5. Peter Hessler is a staff writer at the New Yorker, where he served as Beijing correspondent from and Cairo correspondent from He is also a contributing writer for National is the author of Country Driving book Town, which won the Kiriyama Book Prize, Oracle Bones, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, Country Driving, and Strange Stones.

“Hessler has a marvelous sense of the intonations and gestures that give life to the moment.” —The New York Times Book Review From Peter Hessler, the New York Times bestselling author of Oracle Bones and River Town, comes Country Driving, the third and final book in his award-winning China y Driving addresses the human side of the economic revolution in China, focusing on Cited by:   COUNTRY DRIVING A JOURNEY THROUGH CHINA FROM FARM TO FACTORY areas largely left behind in the country’s surge of economic development.

In villages as ancient as the Wall itself, few except the very old and the very young remained, the rest having escaped to the cities and the promise of work.

Hey there, book lover. Country Driving is a wonderful book about China that also happens to be a terrific book about the human race. Jonathan Yardley The best yet from Peter Hessler, whose two earlier books, River Town and Oracle Bones, were exemplary forays into the genre/5(61).

In Country Driving, he turns his attention to development, capturing the human side of China’s economic transformation. Through three distinct stories, Country Driving tracks the rise of the automobile in Chinese life.

The book begins with “The Wall,” an account of a months-long. “Hessler has a marvelous sense of the intonations and gestures that give life to the moment.” —The New York Times Book Review From Peter Hessler, the New York Times bestselling author of Oracle Bones and River Town, comes Country Driving, the third and final book in his award-winning China y Driving addresses the human side of the economic revolution in China, focusing on.

Now, in the three long narratives of “Country Driving,” adroitly expanded from his reporting for The New Yorker and National Geographic, he shows the effects China’s ever expanding network Author: Alida Becker.

Peter Hessler, the New Yorker's man in Beijing, has been an invaluable guide to modern China in his last two books, River Town and Oracle. Mr. Hessler is a staff writer for The New Yorker, and he was that magazine’s Beijing correspondent from to “Country Driving” is his third book about China, after “River Town.

Country Driving is a wonderful book about China that also happens to be a terrific book about the human race. — Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post. Buy at Local Store. Enter your zip code below to purchase from an indie close to you. Search. Online and in-store stock may differ.

Please call before going to store. King, David. Book Review: Country Driving: A Journey through China from Farm to Factory. Journal of Transport and Land : David King. “Country Driving” is sprinkled with Hessler’s humorous encounters with a state-owned car rental company.

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See CDL manuals. Study on the go. The Freedom of Desktop & Mobile Access. In Country Driving, his latest travelogue, he writes, "Everything depends on perspective," a platitude that he reinvigorates by viewing China's modernization from unexpected angles.

In the first of the book's three parts, Hessler recounts two technically illegal driving expeditions along the Great Wall ("forgiveness comes easier than permission.

Buy a cheap copy of Country Driving: A Chinese Road Trip book by Peter Hessler. Amazon Best Books of the Month, February There is, as everyone knows, no place in the world changing as fast, and at such scale, as China.

Accounts of the Free shipping over $Cited by: 6. ‎“Hessler has a marvelous sense of the intonations and gestures that give life to the moment.” —The New York Times Book Review From Peter Hessler, the New York Times bestselling author of Oracle Bones and River Town, comes Country Driving, the third and final book in his award-winning China trilogy.

/5(38). "Country Driving" is most interesting when Hessler gets out of his car and interacts with the Chinese people, as he does in the latter two thirds of the book, which describe his experiences weekending in a small Chinese mountain town and the rise of a new factory town and factory in fast-growth coastal China/5().

His third book, Country Driving: A Journey from Farm to Factory (), is a record of Hessler's journeys driving a rented car from rural northern Chinese counties to the factory towns of southern China, and the significant economic and industrial growth taking place ality: American.Left-hand traffic (LHT) and right-hand traffic (RHT) are the practice, in bidirectional traffic, of keeping to the left side or to the right side of the road, respectively.A fundamental element to traffic flow, it is sometimes referred to as the rule of the road.

RHT is used in countries and territories, with the remaining 75 countries and territories using LHT.Peter Hessler’s new book Country Driving is one of those mirrors.

The book has three distinct sections: The first recounts Hessler’s experiences driving along the Great Wall from Beijing toward the Tibetan plateau, a trip of nearly 7, miles.