By Tania McCartney
'Beijing Tai Tai' is a set of witty observations on Beijing expat lifestyles, from a mom, spouse and lady purpose on taking pictures her love-hate affair with China. Intensely own, every now and then a bit arguable, it is a rollercoaster journey of honesty and openness as a mom and spouse (tai tai) juggles suburban kinfolk existence in city Beijing. it is a e-book approximately undesirable hair and silk markets up to it really is approximately China's quest to stick real to its historic origins, whereas the realm sucks this advanced state headlong into the longer term. 'Beijing Tai Tai' is a booklet for somebody prepared to benefit extra approximately this different and culturally wealthy state. it truly is for an individual, from wherever, who is familiar with what it truly is prefer to fall in love, discover new worlds and reside with demanding situations. either humorous and deeply unhappy, its content material epitomises the dichotomy that typifies China.
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