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Iron and Silk (Signed)

Salzman, Mark

Published by Random House, New York, 1986
ISBN 10: 0394551567 / ISBN 13: 9780394551562
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Title: Iron and Silk (Signed)

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Signed by Salzman on the title-page. Corners gently bumped, else fine. An excellent copy of the author's first book. Bookseller Inventory # GK2053

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Synopsis: Salzman captures post-cultural revolution China through his adventures as a young American English teacher in China and his shifu-tudi (master-student) relationship with China's foremost martial arts teacher.


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Review: In 1982, Salzman flew off to teach English in Changsha, China. He writes of bureaucrats, students and Cultural Revolution survivors, stripping none of their complexity and humanity. He's gentle with their idiocies, saving his sharpest barbs for himself (it's his pants that split from zipper to waist whilst demonstrating martial arts in Canton). Though dribs of history and drabs of classical lore seep through, this is mostly a personal tale, noted by the Los Angeles Times for "the charmingly unpretentious manner in which it penetrates a China inaccessible to other foreigners."

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