Troubador Tania in China

Released: 28/02/2021

ISBN: 9781800461543

eISBN: 9781800469075

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Tania in China

A Novel


If people think that the meteoric rise of China during the last 40 years is amazing, think again. Early in the twentieth century, a handful of young people totally changed the most populous nation on Earth in as little as 30 years, and that sweeping transformation still dominates China’s destiny today. Would anyone believe it?  

The product of a rare combination of commanding knowledge and piercing observations, Tania in China is an epic saga which unfolds that momentous story from inside out with matching audacity, insight and lucidity. It centres on Tania, the dedicated Russian heroine, whose adventures in love, marriage, family life and female friendship have been intertwined with a torrent of ferocious events in her adopted country for half a century. Following her odyssey into China’s tumultuous society, intricate politics, enchanting culture and rich folklore, readers will witness how a radical ideology is turning China completely upside down in the most intimate and incisive fashion that few existing books have been able to show, fictional or otherwise.

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Ben Foster

Ben Foster was born in Beijing, later a 10-year exile to Inner Mongolia. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Cornell University, and has been a university professor for three decades. The American Philosophical Society, Cambridge, Yale, Bloomsbury, Wiley-Blackwell and several professional journals published his books and articles; one of them was named "Choice Outstanding Academic Book" in 1994.

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