River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze

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River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze is a 2001 book by Peter Hessler. It documents his Peace Corps teaching assignment at Fuling Teachers College in Fuling, Sichuan, which started in 1996 and lasted for two years; Fuling is now a part of Chongqing.[1]

Reception[edit]

Marlene Chamberlain of Booklist concluded that "This is a colorful memoir from a Peace Corps volunteer who came away with more understanding of the Chinese than any foreign traveler has a right to expect."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goodheart, Adam. "The Last Days of Fuling." The New York Times. February 11, 2001. Retrieved on July 13, 2014.
  2. ^ Chamberlain, Marlene. "River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze." (review). Booklist. Retrieved on July 13, 2014.