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Shenzhen: A Travelogue From China by [Guy Delisle]

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Delisle's Pyongyang (2005) documented two months spent overseeing cartoon production in North Korea's capital. Now he recounts a 1997 stint in the Chinese boomtown Shenzhen. Even a decade ago, China showed signs of Westernization, at least in Special Economic Zones such as Shenzhen, where Delisle found a Hard Rock Cafe and a Gold's Gym. Still, he experienced near-constant alienation. The absence of other Westerners and bilingual Chinese left him unable to ask about baffling cultural differences ranging from exotic shops to the pervasive lack of sanitation. Because China is an authoritarian, not totalitarian, state, and Delisle escaped the oppressive atmosphere with a getaway to nearby Hong Kong, whose relative familiarity gave him "reverse culture shock," Delisle's wittily empathetic depiction of the Western-Chinese cultural gap is less dramatic than that of his Korean sojourn. That said, his creative skill suggests that the comic strip is the ideal medium for such an account. His wry drawings and clever storytelling convey his experiences far more effectively than one imagines a travel journal or film documentary would. Gordon Flagg
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"Like last year's Pyongyang, about his similar stint in North Korea, Shenzhen is a casual, dryly witty series of observations... Delisle's got an animator's eye for quirks of motion, analyzing the arc of a public fountain's water and the way street vendors make popcorn in a pressure cooker. The best artwork in the book is his impressionistic, unnarrated pen-and-ink-wash drawings of Shenzhen's drab buildings and billboards, but Delisle's keen awareness of how and why he can't connect to the city makes for a rarity: a thoroughly engaging memoir of being bored to distraction." (Douglas Wolk New York Times Book Review) --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01DZ7FV94
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vintage Digital (4 May 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 122198 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 152 pages
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and eye opening
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 July 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars good book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 April 2021
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4.0 out of 5 stars A highly observant, humorous, uncurious writer
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 May 2019
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 January 2013
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent graphic travelogue
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 September 2018
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