A journey through China from farm to factory

Feb 18, 2010

In 2001, Peter Hessler set off on a 7000 mile drive across China. Over the next seven years, he tracked how the country's industrial boom transformed dirt paths into paved roads and small villages into factory towns. Country Driving, the final book in Hessler's China trilogy, explores the human side of the country's economic revolution. He examines the effect that rapid development has had on the average person in China, and what has been lost or gained in the process.

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