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Street of Eternal Happiness : Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road (Unabridged) (CD/Spoken Word) (Rob
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Modern Shanghai: a global city in the midst of a renaissance, where dreamers arrive each day to partake in a mad torrent of capital, ideas, and opportunity. Marketplace's Rob Schmitz is one of them. He immerses himself in his neighborhood, forging deep relationships with ordinary people who see in the city's sleek skyline a brighter future, and a chance to rewrite their destinies. There's Zhao, whose path from factory floor to shopkeeper is sidetracked by her desperate measures to ensure a better future for her sons. Down the street lives Auntie Fu, a fervent capitalist forever trying to improve herself with religion and get-rich-quick schemes while keeping her skeptical husband at bay. Up a flight of stairs, musician and caf? owner CK sets up shop to attract young dreamers like himself but learns he's searching for something more. A tale of twenty-first-century China, Street of Eternal Happiness profiles China's distinct generations through multifaceted characters who illuminate an enlightening, humorous, and at times heartrending journey along the winding road to the Chinese Dream.
Genre: Social Science, History
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Author: Rob Schmitz
Street Date: July 5, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-9929
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