The Corpse Walker - Liao Yiwu

The Corpse Walker

By Liao Yiwu

  • Release Date - Published: 2008-04-15
  • Book Genre: Anthropology
  • Author: Liao Yiwu
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 13 Ratings)

The Corpse Walker Liao Yiwu read online review & book description:

The Corpse Walker introduces us to regular men and women at the bottom of Chinese society, most of whom have been battered by life but have managed to retain their dignity: a professional mourner, a human trafficker, a public toilet manager, a leper, a grave robber, and a Falung Gong practitioner, among others. By asking challenging questions with respect and empathy, Liao Yiwu managed to get his subjects to talk openly and sometimes hilariously about their lives, desires, and vulnerabilities, creating a book that is an instance par excellence of what was once upon a time called “The New Journalism.” The Corpse Walker reveals a fascinating aspect of modern China, describing the lives of normal Chinese citizens in ways that constantly provoke and surprise.

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