Shenzhen: A Travelogue From China

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The follow-up graphic novel to the acclaimed Pyongyang: A Journey to North Korea.

Shenzhen (softcover ed.)

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Shenzhen is entertainingly compact, with Guy Delisle's observations of life in a cold urban city in southern China that is sealed off from the rest of the country by electric fences and armed guards.

With a dry wit and a clean line, Delisle makes the most of his time spent in Asia overseeing outsourced production for a French animation company. By translating his fish-out-of-water experiences into accessible graphic novels,Delisle is quick to find the humor and point out the differences between Western and Eastern cultures. Yet he never forgets to relay his compassion for the simple freedoms that escape his colleagues by virtue of living in a Communist state.

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Author Guy Delisle
Publisher Drawn & Quarterly
Page Count 152pp
Publication Size 6 x 8.5
Publication Notes softcover, b/w
Publication Date April 4, 2012
ISBN 978-1770460799

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