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A Path Through China. Winner of The Thomas Cook Book Award 2002, Hobby/Freizeit
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Ma Jian
240 g
198xx mm

Im Jahr 1983 begibt sich der 30-jährige Ma Jian - Künstler, Photograph und Autor - auf eine lange Reise. Um sich der Überwachung durch die Polizei zu entziehen, reist er 3 Jahre durch China: durch Städte, Wüsten bis nach Tibet.In 1983 - artist and author - Ma Jian sets out on a 3-year journey to escape police surveillance that takes him through the cities and deserts of China to Tibet.
Celebrated Chinese writer Ma Jian sets off on an extraordinary journey around China in search of himself and his country. Winner of the Thomas Cook Travel Award
In 1983, Ma Jian turned 30 and was overwhelmed by the desire to escape the confines of his life in Beijing. With his long hair, jeans and artistic friends, Ma Jian was under surveillance from his work unit and the police, as Deng Xiaoping clamped down on 'Spiritual Pollution'. His ex-wife was seeking custody of their daughter; his girlfriend was sleeping with another man; and he could no longer find the inspiration to write or paint. One day he bought a train ticket to the westernmost border of China and set off in search of himself.

Ma Jian's journey would last three years and take him to deserts and overpopulated cities, from scenes of barbarity to havens of tranquillity and beauty. The result is an utterly unique insight into the teeming contradictions of China that only a man who was both an insider and an outsider in his own country could have written.

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