y Beijing Blur : A Head-Spinning Journey into Modern China single work   autobiography   travel  
Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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'When Sydney journalist James West lands a job at a state-run radio station in Beijing, he imagines he knows a lot about China.

'Then he arrives, and finds himself at a rave, dancing on the Great Wall. But is one night of hedonism on China's most well-known landmark an accurate reflection of the 'real Beijing'? Or an anomaly in an otherwise tightly controlled culture, still dealing with the aftershocks of the Cultural Revolution and Tiananmen Square?

'To find answers, he talks to the next generation about their experiences and frustrations, about politics and about the China they will create for themselves. Against a backdrop of the changing seasons in Beijing, a city he grows to love, he enters a brave new world of bloggers, punk-rock dens and underground queer culture.

'An intimate account of one young Australian's year abroad, Beijing Blur is also the story of modern China - a nation poised at one of the great turns of the global historical tide.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2008 .
      Extent: 229p.
      Description: illus., maps
      ISBN: 9780143006756 (pbk.)
    • Richmond, Surrey,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Crimson Publishing , 2009 .
      Extent: 1v.p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication due 2009. (OCLC)
      ISBN: 9781854584687 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Sharp Scope on the Chinas You Don't Know Ken Haley , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 July 2008; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Beijing Blur : A Head-Spinning Journey into Modern China James West 2008 single work autobiography
Untitled Patrick Allington , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 2 August 2008; (p. 14)

— Review of Beijing Blur : A Head-Spinning Journey into Modern China James West 2008 single work autobiography
Sharp Scope on the Chinas You Don't Know Ken Haley , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 July 2008; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Beijing Blur : A Head-Spinning Journey into Modern China James West 2008 single work autobiography
Untitled Patrick Allington , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 2 August 2008; (p. 14)

— Review of Beijing Blur : A Head-Spinning Journey into Modern China James West 2008 single work autobiography
Last amended 27 Sep 2016 16:24:37
Subjects:
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    China,
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    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • 2005-2006
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