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The Year China Changed Tom Scovel

The Year China Changed

Tom Scovel

Published March 5th 2013
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544 pages
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The mighty China we know today was an impoverished and devastated nation when the Communists finally gained control back in 1949. Napoleon’s sleeping giant has awakened with a vengeance! The Peoples Republic of China has emerged as an economic superMoreThe mighty China we know today was an impoverished and devastated nation when the Communists finally gained control back in 1949. Napoleon’s sleeping giant has awakened with a vengeance! The Peoples Republic of China has emerged as an economic super power, the major player in global politics, and America’s most dangerous competitor yet most valued partner. How did all of this transpire and how can we better understand this powerful nation and her extraordinary people?Born and raised in China, Tom Scovel was one of the first Americans to be invited back by the P.R.C. government and during his residence and travels in 1979, he was fortunate to witness firsthand the transformative policies that laid the foundations for the powerful nation we must reckon with today. He was also able to visit his childhood homes and the site of the internment camp where his family was incarcerated during World War II. Month after month during that momentous year, Scovel was able to observe the incremental changes in the economic, social, and political life of the average Chinese citizen that eventually led that nation from a weak and destitute country to today’s contemporary power. He also documents a worldview that undergirds this amazing revolution and that still binds the modern Chinese people to their lengthy and rich historical heritage. The Year China Changed offers a unique perspective on China and her people from an “American Chinese” who was both a participant and an observer during a remarkable year of transformation.