Country Driving Through China

Country Driving Through China

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 Editor's Note: In the summer of 2001, Peter Hessler got himself a chinese driver's license.  Cars were just taking off in China.  Highways were being built so fast, the maps couldn't keep up.  As Hessler traveled for 7000 miles along the Great Wall, he had a driver's seat view of a country in the middle of change.  Stocked with Coca Cola and cookies while camping out in the middle of nowhere, Hessler got a view of China that few foreign correspondents can hope to get.  A staff writer for the New Yorker, and the author of the books River Town and Oracle Bones, his latest book is Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory. 


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