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Jim Yardley
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Jim Yardley has worked as a journalist for The New York Times for the past fourteen years, including eight years as a foreign correspondent and bureau chief in China and India. His reportage on China’s legal system won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, which he shared with a colleague, Joseph Kahn. He has also won or shared numerous other awards, including the Overseas Press Club Award for best international environmental coverage and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for best foreign reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists. He lives in New Delhi with his wife, Theo, and their three... Read More

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Brave Dragons
A Chinese Basketball Team, an American Coach, and Two Cultures Clashing
Written by Jim Yardley


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $15.95

From the former New York Times Beijing bureau chief comes a closely observed story of a struggling Chinese basketball team and its quixotic, often comical attempt to make the playoffs by copying the American stars of the NBA.

When the worst professional basketball team in China, the Shanxi Brave Dragons, hired former... Read more >
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Brave Dragons
A Chinese Basketball Team, an American Coach, and Two Cultures Clashing
Written by Jim Yardley


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $11.99

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