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A new book chronicles China’s great cultural shifts

Aspects of life in China - once controlled by the Communist Party - are now in the hands of everyday citizens. These days, Chinese are deciding on their own matters like whom to fall in love with, what church to attend and what careers they want to pursue. In his new book, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China', Evan Osnos writes, “Whenever a new idea sweeps across China— a new fashion, a philosophy, a way of life— the Chinese describe it as a 'fever.'" Osnos writes for The New Yorker magazine. He spent years living in China and joins us to share his fascination with the country’s monumental change since Mao Zedong’s ‘Cultural Revolution’. (photo: A woman walks past a fashion boutique outlet under construction covered by its advertisement board at a shopping mall in Beijing, China Monday, May 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong))

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