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Extraordinary Ordinary People

Extraordinary Ordinary People

Just as the Extraordinary Ordinary People he profiles have devoted themselves to keeping traditional art forms alive, folklorist Alan Govenar has dedicated himself to exalting their work in books and films. His knowledge and affection are contagious.

Up the Yangtze

Up the Yangtze

Yung Chang understands the significance of this massive undertaking – said to be China’s largest feat of engineering since the Great Wall – but his focus is on the rising waters and how they are obliterating the China his grandfather knew.