Written in English
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|Number of Pages||201|
|LC Control Number||2015939062|
Quincy Carroll's Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside is, on its surface, a tale of two foreigner teachers in China -- the idealistic, 'in search of the real real China', young Daniel; and the jaded, booze-soaked, cynical old Thomas. For anyone who has lived in China, they are characterizations of personalities we've all met, and perhaps been, at some point.5/5. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5(65). " Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside is a poignant, elegant debut that superbly explores cynicism and idealism but doesn't fall into either."— Asian Review of Books "[Carroll] paints an intriguing portrait of Americans abroad." — San Jose Mercury News "Precise and evocative Author: Quincy Carroll. Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside: A Novel by Quincy Carroll focuses on Thomas and Daniel, two American teachers living in China. The book is a fascinating character study, and it also taught me about different aspects of Chinese culture. The writing seemed very realistic, as if the characters were people I might.
Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside questions what we take and what we leave behind when we move abroad, our motivations – real and imagined – and how living overseas, away from everything we know, changes us. This is a novel that stays with you long after you finish reading it. Abstract. Between the summer of and the spring of , a large number of people in our age cohort left cities to go to various parts of the countryside. 1 Because of this shared fate, we acquired a collective name, “zhiqing” (知青/educated youth), even though a secondary school student could hardly be qualified as educated. The term came from Mao’s celebrated directive Author: Weili Ye, Xiaodong Ma. Never a romantic prospect for either man, Bella is enough of a desirable object to allow trumped-up sexual harassment charges to drive one of them away in a slightly forced plot twist. Set over one academic year, the novel has a clear mission it fulfills admirably while recalling W.G. Sebald and Ben Lerner with its picture of befuddled : Quincy Carroll. Up to the Mountains and Down to the Villages. "An outstanding study of the Chinese policy of sending educated urban youth down to the countryside to participate in agricultural labor upon completion of their secondary education. This book is more than just a thorough study of an interesting, and in many ways, unique policy of the Chinese.
Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside by Quincy Carroll tells the story of two very different expats in a small Chinese city. Although Thomas barely speaks about his pre-China life, it’s clear that there’s nothing for him back home. He has no privilege at home, so he revels in living like a king and being treated as a celebrity in. Quincy Carroll is the author of Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside. He is currently writing his second book/5. Many of the children who followed Mao’s rallying cry to “go up into the mountains and down to the countryside” ended their education after elementary school. The transfer engulfed about The following is an excerpt from my recently completed novel, Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside. The first chapter was awarded 1st Place in ’s Fiction Writing Contest. At the moment, I’m trying to find a home for it. If you like what you read here, please pass it on!Author: Quincy Carroll.