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Xinran 1958-

Overview
Works: 85 works in 330 publications in 12 languages and 7,494 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Anecdotes  Interviews  Juvenile works  Poetry  Personal narratives  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Picture books 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Creator
Classifications: HQ1767, 306.87430951
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Xinran
The good women of China : hidden voices by Xinran( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unprecedented, intimate account of the lives of modern Chinese women, told by the women themselves--true stories of the political and personal upheavals they have endured in their chaotic and repressive society
China witness : voices from a silent generation by Xinran( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extraordinary work of oral history that illuminates the diverse ways in which the Chinese perceive and understand their own modern history
Message from an unknown Chinese mother : stories of loss and love by Xinran( Book )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xinran tells of her experiences and travails as a mother and her observation of other women as mothers
Sky burial : an epic love story of Tibet by Xinran( Book )

43 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a Chinese woman's true, extraordinary search through Tibet for her missing husband. She spent thirty long years wandering in this alien and confusing culture. When she finally returned to China, she found a country transformed beyond recognition by the Cultural Revolution. She too was transformed to a new spirituality. This is her journey through of love, loss, loyalty and survival
Miss Chopsticks by Xinran( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the author of the bestselling The Good Women of China comes the uplifting story of three sisters who, like so many migrant workers in today's China, leave their peasant community to seek their fortune in the big city. The Li sisters don't have much education, but one thing has been drummed into them: their mother is a failure because she hasn't managed to produce a son, and they themselves only merit a number as a name. Women, their father tells them, are like chopsticks: utilitarian and easily broken. Men, on the other hand, are the strong rafters that hold up the roof of a house. Yet when circumstances lead the sisters to seek work in distant Nanjing, the shocking new urban environment opens their eyes. While Three contributes to the success of a small fast-food restaurant, Five and Six learn new talents at a health spa and a bookshop/tearoom. And when the money they earn starts arriving back at the village, their father is forced to recognise that daughters are not so dispensable after all. Xinran has become known for her wonderful ability to take readers to the heart of Chinese society. In this new book she tells not only a human story, but the story of a city. As the Li sisters discover Nanjing, so do we: its past, its customs and culture, and its future as a place where people can change their lives"--Publisher's website
Buy me the sky : the remarkable truth of China's one-child generations by Xinran( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With journalistic acumen and a novelist's flair, Xinran tells the remarkable stories of men and women born in China after 1979 - the recent generations raised under China's single-child policy. At a time when the country continues to transform at the speed of light, these generations of precious 'one and onlies' are burdened with expectation, yet have often been brought up without any sense of responsibility. Within their families, they are revered as 'little emperors' and 'suns', although such cosseting can come at a high price: isolation, confusion and an inability to deal with life's challenges. From the businessman's son unable to pack his own suitcase, to the PhD student who pulled herself out of extreme rural poverty, Xinran shows how these generations embody the hopes and fears of a great nation at a time of unprecedented change. It is a time of fragmentation, heart-breaking and inspiring in equal measure, in which capitalism vies with communism, the city with the countryside and Western opportunity with Eastern tradition. Through the fascinating stories of these only children, we catch a startling glimpse of the emerging face of China
The good women of China : hidden lives by Xinran( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What the Chinese don't eat : the collected Guardian columns by Xinran( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering a range of topics from food to sex education, and from the experiences of British mothers who have adopted Chinese daughters, to whether Chinese people do Christmas shopping, this title presents one Chinese woman's perspective on the connections and differences between the lives of British and Chinese people
Nacer mujer en China by Xinran( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberar el sufrimiento del yugo del silencio fue el reto que se planteó la periodista Xinran Xue cuando en su programa de radio "Palabras en la brisa nocturna," invitó a las mujeres chinas a llamar para explicar qué esperaban de la vida, si creían en la felicidad y si habían tenido occasión de experimentarla. El resultado es un fresco vivo y emocionante que resume el drama de ser mujer en China.--Back cover
Motherbridge of love by Xinran( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and French and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This beautiful poem, anonymously submitted to the charity Mother Bridge of Love, celebrates the bond between parent and child through the exchanges between a little girl and her adoptive parent
Zhongguo hao nü ren by Xinran( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinoises by Xinran( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in French and English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait de la couverture : "Un dicton chinois que 'dans chaque famille il y a un llivre qu'il vaut mieux ne pas lire à haute voix'. Une femme a rompu le silence. Durant huit années, de 1989 à 1997, Xinran a présenté chaque nuit à la radio chinoise une émission au cours de laquelle elle invitait les femmes à parler d'elles-mêmes, sans tabou. Elle a rencontré des centaines d'entre elles. Avec compassion elle les a écoutées se raconter et lui confier leurs secrets enfouis au plus profond d'elles-mêmes. Epouses de hauts dirigeants du Parti ou paysannes du fin fond de la Chine, elles disent leurs souffrances incroyabkes : mariages forcés, violes, familles décimées, pauvreté ou folie ... Mais elles parlent aussi d'amour. Elles disent aussi comment, en dépit des épreuves, en dépit du chaos politique, elles chérissent et nourrissent ce qui leur reste."
Bericht van een Chinese moeder : verhalen over verlies en moederliefde by Xinran( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tien portretten van Chinese vrouwen die dochters te vondeling hebben gelegd
Koop de hemel voor mij : de ingrijpende gevolgen van China's eenkindpolitiek by Xinran( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in French and Dutch and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mémoire de Chine : les voix d'une génération silencieuse by Xinran( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait d'une génération aujourd'hui âgée de 70 à 90 ans qui a vécu la guerre, l'insurrection, les persécutions, les invasions, les révolutions, la famine, la modernisation et l'occidentalisation. A travers le temps et l'espace, d'Est en Ouest, entre le Fleuve jaune et le Yangtze, l'ensemble constitue un portrait de la Chine et de son peuple
Baguettes chinoises by Xinran( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trois soeurs quittent leur village pour chercher fortune dans la lointaine Nanjin. Trois, Cinq et Six ont appris que leur mère est une ratée car elle n'a pas eu de fils, et que les filles, utilitaires et jetables comme des baguettes, ne méritent qu'un numéro comme prénom. Arrivées dans la grande ville, les trois soeurs vont faire preuve de leur détermination et de leurs talents
Verborgen stemmen : levensverhalen van vrouwen in China tijdens en na de Culturele Revolutie by Xinran( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Dutch and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hemelvlucht by Xinran( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als een jonge Chinese vrouw in 1958 het bericht krijgt dat haar man in Tibet is omgekomen, gelooft ze dat niet en vertrekt zelf naar Tibet voor een zoektocht die meer dan dertig jaar zal duren
La metà dimenticata by Xinran( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Italian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhongguo de hao nü ren men = The good women of China by Xinran( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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China witness : voices from a silent generation
Alternative Names
Eady, Xīnrán

Mother Bridge of Love 1958-

Šīnrān, 1958-

Xin ran

Xin ran 1958-

Xīnrán

Xinran 1958-....

Xinran chinesisch-britische Schriftstellerin

Xinran journaliste et écrivaine chinoise

Xinran, Xue

Xinran, Xue 1958-

Xue, Xin ran

Xuē Xīn rán 1958-

Xuē, Xīnrán

Xue Xinran 1958-....

Xue Xinran British-Chinese journalist

Xue Xinran Brits journaliste

הסין-ג'ן הסואה

שינראן 1958-

שינראן, סופרת בריטית

שינרן

설흔연 1958-

쉐신란 1958-

欣然 1958-

薛, 欣然 1958-

薛欣然 1958-

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China witness : voices from a silent generationMessage from an unknown Chinese mother : stories of loss and loveSky burial : an epic love story of TibetMiss ChopsticksThe good women of China : hidden livesWhat the Chinese don't eat : the collected Guardian columnsNacer mujer en ChinaMotherbridge of love