Foreign Babes in Beijing
Behind the Scenes of a New China New edition
By (author) Rachel DeWoskin
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Foreign Babes in Beijing by Rachel DeWoskin
Book DescriptionHoping to improve her Chinese and broaden her cultural horizons, Rachel DeWoskin went to work for an American PR firm in China. Before she knew it, she was not just exploring, but making Chinese culture, as the sexy and aggressive, fearless Jiexi, star of a wildly successful soap opera. A Chinese counterpart to "Sex and the City" revolving around Chinese-Western culture clashes, the show was called 'Foreign Babes in Beijing'. Living the clashes in real life while playing out a parallel version onscreen, Rachel forms a group of friends with whom she witnesses the vast changes sweeping through China. In only a few years, billboards, stylish bars and discos, international restaurants, fashion shows, divorce, foreign visitors, and cross-cultural love affairs transform the face of China's capital. "Foreign Babes in Beijing" is as astute and informative as it is witty, moving and entertaining.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781862079175
Imprint: Granta Books
Publisher: Granta Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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"For a real insider's look at life in modern China, readers should turn to Rachel DeWoskin."-Sophie Beach, The Economist
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Author Biography - Rachel DeWoskin
Rachel DeWoskin was a soap-opera star and consultant in Beijing for five years before she returned to the United States. She divides her time between New York City and Beijing.
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