I consider myself a life long learner and in the last few years I’ve tried to focus my reading and other educational activities around topics that I felt I didn’t know enough about.
China is one of the topics to which I’ve dedicated myself, in part due to how important the future of this country is to the future of the U.S. and the rest of the world. Even after having read several books on China’s past and present, I realize that there’s always more to learn because China is such a huge and complex country. That’s why I jumped at the opportunity of reading Street Of Eternal Happiness, to continue expanding my knowledge.
Street Of Eternal Happiness by Rob Schmitz
Published: June 2016
The author, Rob Schmitz is an award-winning journalist who has lived many years of his life in China as both a teacher for the Peace Corps and currently in Shanghai as China’s correspondent for Marketplace.
For this book, Schmitz focuses on a single street in Shanghai on which he lives, whose Chinese name roughly translates to Street Of Eternal Happiness.