thousand-years.jpgA collection of short stories about contemporary China which bring to life a side of China rarely seen from outside. These are stories of ordinary people, such as Ruolan, who faces alone the difficulties of growing into a teenager as her mother is sick and her father is away working for most of the year.

The stories reflect the traces of China’s history as well as the effects of recent rapid developmment and the huge contrast between village and city life which has evolved as a consequence. The mood can be bleak at times, but undoubtedly gives a tantalising insight into Chinese culture.

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About the author

Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.