The Life of an Ordinary Person in Different Period
Meyer`s depiction of life in China`s Northeast
The author of the book Depiction of Life in China`s northeast famously known as Manchuria was set within the context Patagonia and Great Plains. This book is a mixture of historical research, memoir and contemporary reporting. This book represents a peculiar profile of ancient history in the northeast territory of China. Meyer spent three years in a home that he rented in a Wasteland where the major economic activity was rice farming. This place happened to be his wife`s family hometown. According to Meyer, the personal lives or saga of his in-laws is a reflection of the tremendous changes that China as a country was going through in the 21st century. The changes that are taking place in this town were coming in from privately owned rice company that was fulfilling the social responsibilities by engaging in the construction of roads, introduction of organic farming and construction of high-rise apartments to accommodate its workers in the rural areas of the northeast territory of China. It is important to note that rice farmers could only move to the high-rise apartments only after they had agreed to give out their lands. Before arrival of this privately owned company in this area, the lands there were owned communally. The Wasteland has completely...