China

By Murray Sayle
Read by Richard C. Hottelet

The World’s Political Hot Spots

2.98 Hours 05/01/2006 unabridged
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Since Marco Polo, the fabled markets of China have drawn the west like a magnet. This ancient culture has been colonized by foreign powers, buffeted by war and revolution, yet China remains one of the most constant of international influences. It is a sleeping giant. Many fear, and some welcome its awakening. This presentation examines both the changing and constant face that China has offered to the world. The World’s Political Hot Spots series explains the basis of conflicts in some of the world’s most politically sensitive areas. Many of these regions are in today’s headlines, and tensions recently have become violent in virtually all of them. Each presentation covers up to ten centuries of background, revealing how and why today's problems occur.

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Since Marco Polo, the fabled markets of China have drawn the west like a magnet. This ancient culture has been colonized by foreign powers, buffeted by war and revolution, yet China remains one of the most constant of international influences. It is a sleeping giant. Many fear, and some welcome its awakening. This presentation examines both the changing and constant face that China has offered to the world.

The World’s Political Hot Spots series explains the basis of conflicts in some of the world’s most politically sensitive areas. Many of these regions are in today’s headlines, and tensions recently have become violent in virtually all of them. Each presentation covers up to ten centuries of background, revealing how and why today's problems occur.

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Author Bio: Murray Sayle

Murray Sayle (1926–2010) was an Australian journalist, novelist, and adventurer. A native of Sydney, Australia, Sayle moved to London in 1952. He was a foreign correspondent for the Sunday Times and covered wars in Vietnam, Pakistan and the Middle East; accompanied an expedition on its climb of Mount Everest; sailed solo across the Atlantic Ocean; was the first reporter to interview double agent Kim Philby after his defection to Russia; and trekked through the Bolivian jungle in search for Che Guevara. After moving to Japan in 1975, Sayle wrote for various publications, principally the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books. He returned to Australia in 2004 and was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters from the University of Sydney in 2007. In the same year, he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s birthday honors.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 2.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English