Shenzhen

Shenzhen

A Travelogue From China

Graphic Novel - 2006
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The follow-up graphic novel to the acclaimed Pyongyang: A Journey to North Korea
Shenzhen is entertainingly compact, with Guy Delisle's observations of life in a cold urban city in southern China that is sealed off from the rest of the country by electric fences and armed guards. With a dry wit and a clean line, Delisle makes the most of his time spent in Asia overseeing outsourced production for a French animation company. By translating his fish-out-of-water experiences into accessible graphic novels,Delisle is quick to find the humor and point out the differences between Western and Eastern cultures. Yet he never forgets to relay his compassion for the simple freedoms that escape his colleagues by virtue of living in a Communist state.

Publisher: Montreal : Drawn & Quarterly, 2006.
ISBN: 9781894937795
1894937791
Branch Call Number: 741.5097 DEL

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wildct2003
Jan 17, 2017

Entertaining, but I felt a bit sorry for the guy after a while. He's here for work, no family yet. Seems a bit lonely.

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mclarjh
Sep 03, 2015

Great travelogue, keen eye for details, strong pencil drawings.

Mark_Daly Aug 05, 2013

Delisle straightforwardly depicts the gnawing alienation he experiences during his stay in a business-friendly, but tourist-unfriendly, city in southern China. NOTE: This is billed as Delisle's follow-up to PYONGYANG, but it actually was published first (in French).

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Linni
Jul 30, 2013

One of my favourite books. Delisle's way of combining art into the genre of a memoir makes reading this book a very unique experience. A funny, witty, and perceptive book, I highly recommend reading this.

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Theophila
Aug 08, 2012

Funny and interesting book about living in China, drawn like a comic strip.

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ll_mademoiselle
Jan 28, 2010

I came across this book while searching for China travel info. This was a really cute, sweet, graphic novel.

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