An eye-opening exploration for readers interested in China, one of the most dynamic countries in the world today. From popular NPR correspondent Rob Gifford, a journey along China’s transcontinental Route 312 — China’s version of America’s route 66 — becomes an up-close and personal glimpse into the many realities and layers of this growing global power.
About the Author: Rob Gifford first went to China in 1987 as a twenty-year-old language student. He has spent much of the last twenty years studying and reporting there. From 1999 to 2005, he was the Beijing correspondent of National Public Radio, and he traveled all over China and the rest of Asia reporting for Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He is now NPR’s London bureau chief.