Iron And Silk by Mark SalzmanIron And Silk by Mark Salzman

Iron And Silk

byMark Salzman

Paperback | October 12, 1987

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Salzman captures post-cultural revolution China through his adventures as a young American English teacher in China and his shifu-tudi (master-student) relationship with China's foremost martial arts teacher.
Mark Salzman is the author of Iron & Silk, an account of his two years in China; Lost in Place, a memoir; and the novels The Laughing Sutra, The Soloist, and Lying Awake.
Title:Iron And SilkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.22 × 0.58 inPublished:October 12, 1987Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0394755111

ISBN - 13:9780394755113

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Salzman's mastery of martial arts, which allowed him to become truly an expert on Chinese life, is matched only by his skill as a storyteller, making this book a natural for Vintage Departures

Editorial Reviews

"Salzman demonstrates with skill and subtlety just how Chinese society works."--The Washington Post

"Gong fu, or 'skill that transcends mere surface beauty' other term is as apt for a book that describes China and its people with such deftness and delight."--Time