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Iron & Silk

Salzman, Mark

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ISBN 10: 0394551567 / ISBN 13: 9780394551562
Published by Random House, New York, 1986
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Fine in fine, unclipped dust jacket with faint rubbing to rear. The author's first book and the basis for the movie, which Salzman starred in. 211 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 3424

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Title: Iron & Silk

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition

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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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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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