Red Dust: A Path through China
Ma Jian's book is perhaps to much written in the style of Gao Xingjian's "Soul Mountain" to be enjoyable. And while he travelled through some remote corners of Yunnan, such as Xuelin, a Wa township near the Burmese border that remains remote today, what he tells us just lacks the Gao's insights.

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