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Apologies to My Censor By Mitch Moxley

Apologies to My Censor by Mitch Moxley

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Summary

The author came to Beijing in the spring of 2007 to take a job as a writer and editor for China Daily. The Chinese economy was booming, the Olympics were on the horizon, and Beijing was being transformed into a world-class city overnight. This book spans the five years that the author has lived in China.

Apologies to My Censor Summary

Apologies to My Censor: The High and Low Adventures of a Foreigner in China by Mitch Moxley

Mitch Moxley came to Beijing in the spring of 2007 to take a job as a writer and editor for China Daily, the country's only English-language national newspaper. The Chinese economy was booming, the Olympics were on the horizon, and Beijing was being transformed into a world-class city overnight. Moxley planned to stay through the Olympics and then head back to Canada. That was five years ago. In that time Moxley has fed a goat to a tiger, watched a bear ride a bicycle while wearing lingerie (he has witnesses), and has eaten scorpions and silkworms. He also appeared as one of Cosmopolitan's 100 most eligible bachelors in China, acted in a state-funded Chinese movie, and was paid to pose as a fake businessman. These experiences, and many more, are chronicled in Apologies to My Censor, the comic adventures and misadventures of Moxley's time in China and his transformation into his alter ego-Mi Gao, or Tall Rice. The book spans the five years that Moxley has lived in China; five years that coincide with China's arrival on the world stage and its emergence as a global superpower. A funny and honest look at expat life, and the ways in which a country can touch and transform you.

Apologies to My Censor Reviews

"This humorous memoir chronicles a man's professional and personal emergence." -- Library Journal "In this witty memoir, Moxley recounts his coming-of-age years in the strange, gritty, and wonderful environment that is 21st century China... A nostalgic travelogue." -- Publishers Weekly Though [Moxley] infuses Apologies with much insight and color commentary as to the cultural divides between East and West, it's his own interior development that makes his memoir a success. -- Shelf Awareness

About Mitch Moxley

Mitch Moxley spent six years as a freelance writer in Beijing. He writes about culture, travel, and current affairs for publications including The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, and others. Mitch went to China in 2007 to work at the state-owned China Daily.

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GOR005502538
Apologies to My Censor: The High and Low Adventures of a Foreigner in China by Mitch Moxley
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
2013-07-11
304
0062124439
9780062124432
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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