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The Chinese Puffin

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he gets a toy puffin and tries to find out about its process of creation (factory in China). meets up with some birders in Shanghai. ruminates on environmental protection and general activism in China.

Franzen, J. (2012). The Chinese Puffin. In Franzen, J. Farther Away. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, pp. 169-212

(noun) a square of turf or sod

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The roads were modern but heavily divoted, as if it were understood that they would all be torn up again soon anyway.

on Shanghai

—p.175 by Jonathan Franzen
notable
5 years, 2 months ago

The roads were modern but heavily divoted, as if it were understood that they would all be torn up again soon anyway.

on Shanghai

—p.175 by Jonathan Franzen
notable
5 years, 2 months ago
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[...] China in general, in its headlong pursuit of money, with fabulous millionaries and a vast underclass and a dismantled social safety net, and with a central government obsessed with security and skilled at exploiting natonalism to quiet its critics, and with economic and environmental regulation entrusted to incestuous consortia of businesses and local governments, had already been striking me as the most Republican place I'd ever been. [...]

—p.199 by Jonathan Franzen 5 years, 2 months ago

[...] China in general, in its headlong pursuit of money, with fabulous millionaries and a vast underclass and a dismantled social safety net, and with a central government obsessed with security and skilled at exploiting natonalism to quiet its critics, and with economic and environmental regulation entrusted to incestuous consortia of businesses and local governments, had already been striking me as the most Republican place I'd ever been. [...]

—p.199 by Jonathan Franzen 5 years, 2 months ago

(adjective) of, relating to, growing in, or being the biogeographic zone of relatively moist cool upland slopes below timberline dominated by large coniferous trees / (adjective) of, relating to, or made up of montane plants or animals

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nestled between a stricly protected montane forest and the bright-blue freshwater expanses of Dong Qian Hu

—p.199 by Jonathan Franzen
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5 years, 2 months ago

nestled between a stricly protected montane forest and the bright-blue freshwater expanses of Dong Qian Hu

—p.199 by Jonathan Franzen
uncertain
5 years, 2 months ago