Join our monthly book chat on "Will the Boat Sink the Water" by Wuchuntao and Chen Guidi. The book is a prize-winning investigative expose of the poverty and injustice experienced by China's 900 million peasants, told through a series of dramatic personal narratives.

The Chinese economic miracle is happening despite, not because of, China's 900 million peasants. They are missing from the portraits of booming Shanghai, or Beijing. They are truly the voiceless in modern China. Chinese journalists Wu Chuntao and Chen Guidi returned to Wu's home province of Anhui, one of China's poorest, to undertake a three-year survey of what had happened to the peasants there.

About the Authors:
Wu Chuntao was born in the Hunan province of China in 1963. Her husband, Chen Guidi, was born in 1943 in the Chinese province of Anhui. Both come from peasant families. Wu and Chen are members and respected writers of the Hefei Literature Association.Mr. Chen received the Lu Xun Literature Achievement Awardone of the most important literary prizes in China. Both authors have received awards from the journal Contemporary Age for groundbreaking reportage.
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    CCC Booklist:  Click here to view the whole booklist of the past meetings.

    About CCC Chinese Book Club

    The CCC Book Club is one of the earlist book clubs targeting expariates living in Beijing and the only book meeting groups focusing on China-related books for the international community.

     
    At the CCC's Book Club, participants are assigned a great book to read (or selected chapters) and then asked to discuss its meanings with other book club members, using their own interpretations. All assigned books (mostly China-related fiction and non-fiction, a mix of classics and modern ones in English or with English translation) are available at CCC library and bookshop or at major foreign-language book stores where participants are encouraged to purchase their own copies.

    You are also welcome even though you may not have read a single page of the book yet. Just join our discussion!

    CCC Book Club day group:
    10:30 am, every third Wednesday of the month.
    Note: sometimes the date is different because of holidays. So check the monthly calendar for the most up to date info during the month.
    Venue: CCC Learning Centre, Chinese Culture Club, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China.
     

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