Iron and Silk (Vintage Departures) (Paperback)

By Mark Salzman

Vintage, 9780394755113, 224pp.

Publication Date: October 12, 1987

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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.

About the Author

Mark Salzman is the author of Iron & Silk, an account of his two years in China; Lost in Place, a memoir; and the novels The Laughing Sutra, The Soloist, and Lying Awake.

Praise For Iron and Silk (Vintage Departures)

"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