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Ink and Tears : Memory, Mourning, and Writing in the Yu Family

Author: Rania Huntington
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How does an extended family, bound by shared history, affection, and duty but divided by generation, gender, status, and personality, memorialize its dead? This fascinating study shows how members of the prominent Yu family passed down their personal and familial memories over five generations, through the traumatic transition from imperial to modern China and amidst the radical change and destruction of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2018004209
(OCoLC)1015816247
Named Person: Yu family.; Yue Yu; Pingbo Yu; Yu family.; Pingbo Yu; Yue Yu
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rania Huntington
ISBN: 9780824867102 0824867106 9780824867126 0824867122
OCLC Number: 1050360054
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Half-Title Page; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Prologue: Impressions on Snow: Parents; 1: From the Plum Raft to the Tea Fragrance Chamber: Husband and Wife; 2: Brilliance, Fortune, and an Ailment of the Heart: Their Children; 3: Remembering Patterned Splendor: The Grandson and His Wife; 4: Embroidery and Ink: Granddaughters; 5: Does Spring Remain?: Great-grandchildren; Epilogue: Beyond Five Generations; Appendix; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
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