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China witness : voices from a silent generation

Author: Xinran
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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An extraordinary work of oral history that illuminates the diverse ways in which the Chinese perceive and understand their own modern history.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Xinran
ISBN: 9780375425479 0375425470
OCLC Number: 232129581
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain by Chatto & Windus, The Random House Group Limited, London, in 2008"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: 434 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Yao Popo, or the Medicine Woman of Xingyi --
Two generations of the Lin family: the curse of a legend --
New discoveries in Xinjiang, the world's biggest prison --
On the road, interlude 1: interview with a north-western taxi driver --
Pioneers of China's oil: a distinguished husband and wife --
Acrobat: from counter-revolutionary's daughter to national medal winner --
On the road, interlude 2: talking to a Chinese colleague about Tibet, folk customs, tiger stoves and the Chinese Jews --
Tea houses and news singers: three thousand years of anecdotes and wonders --
Carrying on a craft tradition: the Qin Huai lantern-makers --
Across mountain and grassland: a witness to the Long March --
Savouring her blessings after trials and tribulations: the woman general born in America --
Interlude 3: love letters --
On the road, interlude 4: reflections between the lines --
The policeman: a cop who entered the police force as the People's Republic was founded --
The shoe-mender mother: 28 years spent out in all weathers --
On the road, interlude 5: a squall at the 4 May memorial --
Afterword: images of my motherland.
Responsibility: Xinran ; translated from Chinese by Nicky Harman, Julia Lovell and Esther Tyldesley.
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An extraordinary work of oral history that illuminates the diverse ways in which the Chinese perceive and understand their own modern history.

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