The Phoenix Years: Art, Resistance, and the Making of Modern China Audiobook, by Madeleine O'Dea Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Madeleine O'Dea Narrator: Caroline McLaughlin Publisher: Tantor Audio Audio Length: Release Date: October 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781541481404

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The riveting story of China's rise from economic ruin to global giant in the four decades is illuminated by another, equally fascinating, narrative beneath its surface—the story of the country's emerging artistic avant-garde and the Chinese people's ongoing struggle for freedom of expression.

By following the stories of nine contemporary Chinese artists, The Phoenix Years shows how China's rise unleashed creativity, thwarted hopes, and sparked tensions between the individual and the state that continue to this day. It relates the heady years of hope and creativity in the 1980s, which ended in the disaster of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Following that tragedy comes China's meteoric economic rise, and the opportunities that emerged alongside the difficult compromises artists and others have to make to be citizens in modern China.

Foreign correspondent Madeleine O'Dea has been an eyewitness for over thirty years to the rise of China, the explosion of its contemporary art and cultural scene, and the long, ongoing struggle for free expression. The stories of these artists and their art mirror the history of their country. The Phoenix Years is vital listening for anyone interested in China today.

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About the Narrator

Pennie Mae Cartawick is a bestselling author of both fiction and nonfiction books. Her work is based on a variety of subjects including recipes, weight management, nutrition, and horror novelettes, but she is best known for her new Sherlock Holmes mystery series. She was born in the city of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England, and migrated to Florida in 1993, where she has been living ever since. Although her profession nowadays is as a real estate investor and a freelance beauty consultant, her passion is writing, and she uses the knowledge she acquired throughout the years on various subjects to enlighten others.