Review: Oracle Bones

Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China’s Past and Present, by Peter Hessler (HarperCollins 2006)

Review by Craig Dietrich from September 2006 CAFAM Newsletter

Hessler is a talented observer, researcher, and writer, whose first book, River Town, documented his two years as an English teacher in Sichuan province. (It is very much worth reading.) While teaching, Hessler learned Chinese and began his work as a reporter. His approach is simple. He lives in China and pursues interesting stories wherever they lead. He freelances these writings to various publications, while is also writing books. More

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