Essay: Hessler’s Story in River Town

Sample Essay Hessler’s story begins at Princeton and Oxford, where after graduating he decided to undertake a mission for the Peace Corps from the period of 1996 to 1998. At the time he arrived in Fuling, a town on the Yangtze River with his colleague, Adam Meier he was 26 […]

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Essay: Hessler’s Misery in River Town

Sample Essay When Hessler first arrives in China and by extension the Fuling province, life is not made easy for him. Rather than being welcomed by open arms, he is openly treated as a foreigner, with children chasing him around calling him big nose or foreign devil. He is surprised […]

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Essay: Reading the Book River Town

Sample Essay I believe that it is human nature when confronted with something new to automatically consider how different it is from what we are accustomed to. Reading The book River Town: Two years on the Yangtze I found myself intrigue by not how different Chinese culture is to western […]

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Essay: River Town-Two years on the Yangtze by Peter Hessler

Sample Essay a)      The book River Town: Two years on the Yangtze is a two year exploration by its author Peter Hessler of one of the largest countries in the world. Not only has China emerged as one of the world largest economies ready to take the world by storm. […]

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Essay: Rural and Urban Settings in River Town

Sample Essay Through perseverance and youthful exuberance however, the author eventually finds his way. His Chinese improves as he goes from being ridiculed by the locals to eventually chatting with strangers at the local teahouses and noodle restaurants. He finds that xenophobia and hospitality are not mutually exclusive feelings within […]

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