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CHANGSHA
Emphas.is, Dublin 2012
8.5x11 inches, 205 pages perfect bound
ISBN # 978-1-909076-03-7
Photographs and text by Rian Dundon
Foreword by Gail Hershatter
Essay by YZ

From the foreword by Gail Hershatter

"The most banal cliches attached to China describe it as unknown, inaccessible, remote, and exotic. But the world of second-tier cities, small towns, and villages in Rian Dundon's Changsha is unknown not because it is inaccessible or remote, but because no one has thought to look; nor because it is exotic, but because it is full of ordinary people piecing together lives in a vibrant, scarred, unstable social landscape. Dundon's subject is provincial China, far from the glittering and more familiar scenes of Beijing, Shanghai, and other coastal cities. The world he makes visible is neither the mainline east coast success story, nor the rural left-behind story, nor even the hidden-scenic-China story. It is something else altogether---people in marginal but not isolated places, aware of a world beyond their experience but reworking and inventing local versions of it according to their own imaginations and desires, constrained by material difficulties but in no way intimidated by their status as citizens of a purported backwater."

   
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