Iron & Silk

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Iron & Silk

By Mark Salzman

Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780394755113, 211pp.

Publication Date: October 12, 1987


Salzman captures post-cultural revolution China through his adventures as a young American English teacher in China and his shifu-tudi (master-student) relationship with China's foremost martial arts teacher.

Praise For Iron & Silk

"Salzman demonstrates with skill and subtlety just how Chinese society works."--The Washington Post

"Gong fu, or 'skill that transcends mere surface beauty' other term is as apt for a book that describes China and its people with such deftness and delight."--Time