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Age of Ambition

Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China

By Evan Osnos
19-minute read
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos

Age of Ambition offers an insightful look into the many changes that have taken place in China over the past 30 years, transforming the country from a destitute, developing nation into the economic powerhouse it is today. Evan Osnos examines the day-to-day lives of Chinese citizens as they navigate a new social and economic reality.

  • Anyone who wants to understand China today
  • Anyone who wants to learn about China’s rise to economic power
  • Anyone curious about the balance between individualism and state domination in China

Evan Osnos is an American journalist who has worked both as bureau chief of the Chicago Tribune and as the New Yorker’s China correspondent. In addition, he contributed to a series on government safety standards that won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, and has been awarded two Overseas Press Club prizes. His first book, Age of Ambition, won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2014.

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