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Xinran 1958-

Works: 79 works in 318 publications in 17 languages and 7,544 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Poetry  Anecdotes  Interviews  Personal narratives  Stories in rhyme  Biography‡vAnecdotes 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Creator
Classifications: HQ1767,
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The good women of China : hidden voices by Xinran( Book )
43 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,560 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 1,374 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 4 languages and held by 1,320 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 )
37 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 499 libraries worldwide
Roman témoignage. Roman historique
Miss Chopsticks by Xinran( Book )
22 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 467 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 )
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 159 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
What the Chinese don't eat : the collected Guardian columns by Xinran( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and German and held by 152 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 )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 113 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 Josée Masse( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and French and held by 106 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
Sky burial by Xinran( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Zhongguo hao nü ren by Xinran( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Chinoises by Xinran( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in French and English and held by 67 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 )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Tien portretten van Chinese vrouwen die dochters te vondeling hebben gelegd
Baguettes chinoises by Xinran( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in French and held by 47 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
Mémoire de Chine : les voix d'une génération silencieuse by Xinran( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in French and held by 44 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
Hemelvlucht by Xinran( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 42 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
Verborgen stemmen : levensverhalen van vrouwen in China tijdens en na de Culturele Revolutie by Xinran( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 27 libraries worldwide
La metà dimenticata by Xinran( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Italian and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Verborgene Stimmen : chinesische Frauen erzählen ihr Schicksal by Xinran( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in German and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Jahrelang gab Xinran Frauen in ihrer Radiosendung die Gelegenheit, das zu tun, was in China immer noch ungewöhnlich ist: über ihre Sehnsüchte, Wünsche und ihre Gefühle zu sprechen. Die Schilderungen eröffnen unfassbare Welten, wie die der Frauen vom "Rufenden Berg", die verkauft werden, um in einer Familie nicht nur einem, sondern mehreren Söhnen als Ehefrau zu dienen. Xinrans Buch gelingt etwas ganz Besonderes: Die verborgenen Gefühle der Frauen erheben sich gegen das erfahrene, nahezu unbeschreibliche Leid
<> by Xinran( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in Hebrew and held by 18 libraries worldwide
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English (132)
French (29)
German (21)
Spanish (16)
Italian (9)
Chinese (7)
Hebrew (5)
Dutch (3)
Catalan (2)
Bosnian (1)
Vietnamese (1)
Portuguese (1)
Arabic (1)
Serbian (1)
Swedish (1)
Norwegian (1)
Croatian (1)
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