One Child: The Story of China's Most Radical Experiment - Mei Fong

Staff Pick

In 1980, as China pivoted away from Maoist principles to Deng Xiaoping’s economic reforms, the government introduced the one-child policy, ushering in the biggest social engineering project ever attempted in human history. The repercussions of this policy, from the parents who were left childless after the Sichuan earthquake to the unwanted girls who have made China the largest source country for transnational adoptions, are exhaustively detailed in this fast-paced yet granularly detailed study. While providing a unique portrait of China today, the author also poignantly explores the meaning and importance of family in a fast changing yet still deeply traditional society.

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780544275393
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Published: Mariner Books - January 5th, 2016

Syrian Dust: Reporting from the Heart of the War - Francesca Borri

Staff Pick

Italian freelance journalist Francesca Borri spent over 2 years reporting from Aleppo, Syria, bearing witness to the devastation of Syria’s largest and wealthiest city. She infuses her reports from the front lines of the battle for Aleppo with poetic descriptions of the people who somehow manage to live among a shattered cityscape, where a mortar or barrel bomb can come crashing down at any moment. Borri’s healthy cynicism about the motivations of all sides in the conflict, and her ability to transport you to the front lines through vivid prose, recall Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia.

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By Francesca Borri, Anne Milano Appel (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609806613
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Published: Seven Stories Press - April 19th, 2016

A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS - Robert F. Worth

A Rage For Order is a wide and revealing window into the uprisings throughout the Middle East around 2011. We travel with the author as he meets movers and shakers and we witness the events that unfold in vivid detail, making you feel almost like you're there breathing in the smoke and fighting for a better way. Powerful and sometimes tragic, this book is an excellent source of information for those wanting to understand the Middle East better.

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780374252946
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 26th, 2016

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