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On Sale: December 21, 2011
Pages: 224 | ISBN: 978-0-307-81423-4
Published by : Vintage Knopf
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Salzman captures post-cultural revolution China through his adventures as a young American English teacher in China and his shifu-tudi (master-student) relationship with China's foremost martial arts teacher.
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Mark Salzman is the author of Iron & Silk, an account of his two years in China; Lost in Place, a memoir; and the novels The Laughing Sutra, The Soloist, and Lying Awake. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the filmmaker Jessica Yu, and their daughter, Ava.
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"Salzman demonstrates with skill and subtlety just how Chinese society works."--The Washington Post

"Gong fu, or 'skill that transcends mere surface beauty'...no other term is as apt for a book that describes China and its people with such deftness and delight."--Time

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WINNER New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age

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