Author: Javier Borràs Pages: 264
Javier Borràs Arumí is a young journalist who moved to Beijing to work in a Spanish news agency. There he discovered first-hand what China is like: seductive and schizophrenic, fun and profound, tender and dark.
With a style that recalls the best narrative journalism, the author introduces us to a China in which his own gaze will continue to change, as his knowledge of the country grows and blends with his daily experiences. A combination of a travel book and an essay, written with an air of confidence and a curious gaze, which transports us to a country which is as mysterious as it is fascinating.
Javier Borràs Arumí is a freelance journalist, and has written reports from East Asia, ex-Soviet countries, Europe, and Latin America. He has contributed to media outlets such as Jot Down, Esglobal, Proceso, Público, Crític, La Vanguardia and El Mundo. He has worked for the agency Agencia EFE in Beijing; there he fell in love with China, a country he considers his second home. On his bedside table he has books by Josep Pla, Robert D. Kaplan, and Svetlana Aleksiévich. He likes to travel in sleeper trains and eat spinach lasagne.
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