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China witness : voices from a silent generation

Author: Xinran
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Anchor books edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Personal narratives
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Xinran
ISBN: 0307388530 9780307388537
OCLC Number: 426794390
Notes: Includes index.
Description: [5], 434, [1] pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 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.
Other Titles: Voices from a silent generation
Responsibility: Xinran ; translated from Chinese by Nicky Harman, Julia Lovell, and Esther Tyldesley.

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