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Mr. China: A Memoir (Paperback)

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Mr. China tells the rollicking story of a young man who goes to China with the misguided notion that he will help bring the Chinese into the modern world, only to be schooled by the most resourceful and creative operators he would ever meet. Part memoir, part parable, Mr. China is one man's coming-of-age story where he learns to respect and admire the nation he sought to conquer.

About the Author

Tim Clissold has been working in China for seventeen years and has traveled to almost every part of the country. He lives in Beijing with his wife and four children.

Praise for Mr. China: A Memoir…

“Lots of Western businessmen have China war stories, but only Tim Clissold has written . . . this funny book.”

“One of the wittiest, most compelling accounts of anything I’ve read in a long time. A terrific book.”
-Tucker Carlson, co-host of CNN's Crossfire

“A compelling account, related with sly humor and hard-earned wisdom.”
-Library Journal

“Hugely entertaining…Clissold loves China…but he also views it with clarity and no small amount of humor.”
-Washington Post

“Hard to put down... with passionate characters and vivid landscapes. Clissold excels at analyzing a strange business culture....”

“Present at the creation of China’s economic miracle, Clissold’s memoir is an instant classic. Sharply observed, funny as hell. Indispensible.”
-Time magazine

“An adventure tale. Clissold is a wonderful and compassionate narrator (with) a deep respect for the culture, language, and history.”
-USA Today

“One would be hard-pressed to find a serious Western investor in China who isn’t aware of Clissold’s eye-opening account.”

Product Details ISBN-10: 0060761407
ISBN-13: 9780060761400
Published: HarperBusiness, 03/01/2006
Pages: 288
Language: English