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The Great Flowing River : A Memoir of China, from Manchuria to Taiwan

Author: Chi Pang-yuan; John Balcom
Publisher: New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Modern chinese literature from taiwan
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Heralded as a literary masterpiece and a best-seller in the Chinese-speaking world, The Great Flowing River is a personal account of the history of modern China and Taiwan unlike any other. In this eloquent autobiography, the noted scholar, writer, and teacher Chi Pang-yuan recounts her youth in mainland China and adulthood in Taiwan. Chi's remarkable life, told in rich and striking detail, humanizes the eventful  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Qi, Bangyuan.
Great flowing river.
New York : Columbia University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017055946
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chi Pang-yuan; John Balcom
ISBN: 9780231547819 0231547811
OCLC Number: 1054864371
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Preface to the English Edition / Pang-Yuan, Chi --
Translator's Acknowledgments / Balcom, John --
Introduction --
1. My Homeland in Song --
2. A Journey of Blood and Tears --
3. With Me, China Shall Not Perish: Nankai Middle School --
4. At the Confluence of Three Rivers: University Life --
5. Victory: Empty, Everything Is Empty --
6. Taiwan: Trials and Hardships --
7. Spiritual Descendants --
8. University Teaching, Taiwan, and Literature --
9. Confirmation of This Life --
Index
Series Title: Modern chinese literature from taiwan
Responsibility: Chi Pang-yuan.
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