Watching TV with the Red Chinese by Luke Whisnant
A Novel

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Readers see themselves and their society through the eyes of three visiting Chinese graduate students who are perplexed by the difference between Tide, Cheer, and Biz; Monday Night Football; Dallas; and other American cultural phenomena. A first novel.

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Published September 1, 1992 by Algonquin Books. 310 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A white American observes three graduate students from China cope with the US--especially TV--while they're also being filmed for a documentary: Whisnant's first novel, portions of which appeared in Esquire, is a breezy, likable tragicomedy that lightly bats about issues in contemporary culture.

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