Inside the Red Mansion: On the Trail of China's Most Wanted Man

Inside the Red Mansion: On the Trail of China's Most Wanted Man

By:  Oliver August

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The notorious gangster Lai Changxing started out as an illiterate farmer, but in the tumult of China’s burgeoning economy, he seized the opportunity to remake himself as a bandit king. A newly minted billionaire of outsized personality and even greater appetites, he was a living legend who eventually ran afoul of authorities. The journalist Oliver August set out to find the fugitive Lai. On his quest he encountered a highly entertaining series of criminals and oddball entrepreneurs—and acquired unique insight into the paradoxes of modern China. Part crime caper, part travelogue, part trenchant cultural analysis, August’s page-turning account captures China’s giddy vibe and its darker vulnerabilities.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547053509

  • ISBN-10: 0547053509

  • Pages: 288

  • Price: $17.95

  • Publication Date: 06/12/2008

  • Carton Quantity: 24

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Oliver August

Oliver August spent seven years in China as the Beijing bureau chief for the Times of London. He was previously the paper’s youngest-ever New York correspondent. He now reports from the Middle East.
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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547053509

  • ISBN-10: 0547053509

  • Pages: 288

  • Price: $17.95

  • Publication Date: 06/12/2008

  • Carton Quantity: 24

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