Don’t worry if you haven’t read the book— all welcome. New Yorker writer Peter Hessler 's Country Driving. This absorbing book documents his travels by car in the shadow of China’s Great Wall, all the way from the NE coast to the edge of the Tibetan plateau. China’s fast-growing road network is breaking down the geographical and metaphorical walls that once divided China from the world and Chinese people from each other. Hessler vividly conveys the impact of this change on the people—hitchhikers, farmers, factory owners and migrant workers—he meets along the way. Read an excerpt here.
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