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Egg on Mao : the story of an ordinary man who defaced an icon and unmasked a dictatorship

Author: Denise Chong
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The eagerly-awaited new book by Denise Chong, author of the award-winning, national bestseller, The Concubine's Children. In her first book in a decade, beloved author Denise Chong, tells the story of a man who humiliated a repressive regime in front of the entire world, and whose daring gesture informs our view of human rights to this day. Despite his family's impeccable Communist roots, Lu Decheng, a small town  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Chong, Denise.
Egg on Mao
(OCoLC)455771854
Named Person: Decheng Lu; Decheng Lu; Decheng Lu
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Denise Chong
ISBN: 9780307372772 0307372774
OCLC Number: 891760573
Language Note: Some Chinese on opposite page of t.p.
Description: 1 online resource (249 pages)
Responsibility: Denise Chong.

Abstract:

The eagerly-awaited new book by Denise Chong, author of the award-winning, national bestseller, The Concubine's Children. In her first book in a decade, beloved author Denise Chong, tells the story of a man who humiliated a repressive regime in front of the entire world, and whose daring gesture informs our view of human rights to this day. Despite his family's impeccable Communist roots, Lu Decheng, a small town bus mechanic, grew up intuiting all that was wrong with Mao's China. As a young man he believes truth and decency mattered, only to learn that preserving the Chairman's legacy mattered more. Lu's story reads like Shakespearean drama, peppered with defiance, love and betrayal. His steadfast refusal to acquiesce comes to a head, but not an end, with his infamous defacing of Mao's portrait during the 1989 protests in Tiananmen Square. From the Hardcover edition.

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