Using ingenious research methods, the contributors to this book explore the search for meaning among ordinary people in China today. The subjects of these vivid essays span the social spectrum from hip young entrepreneurs to sweatshop workers and homeless beggars. The issues are equally diverse, ranging from domestic violence to homosexuality to political corruption. Throughout, the book shows how economic and social changes caused by globalization, in combination with the continuing Party dictatorship, have presented ordinary Chinese with a new array of moral and cultural challenges that have changed the face of China.
A collection of stories told from the tattoo artists perspective. This is the first in a series of crazy stories documenting the everyday happenings in a real street shop, all of which are real and only ever so slightly exaggerated to show detail. Misspelled names, strange requests, loss of bowel control... You know, the usual. Don't let the television fool you, this is what really goes down in tattoo parlors.
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