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Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic

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Urgent and timeless, Legacies brings us closer than we have ever been to penetrating the great conundrum of China m the twentieth century. It could only have been written by Bette Bao Lord — born in China, raised in America, author of the bestselling novel Spring Moon, wife of a former American ambassador to China, resident in Beijing during the "China Spring" of 1989. Lord's unique web of relationships and her sensitive insight have enabled her to observe Chinese life both high and low, Communist and dissident, intellectual and ordinary.

Lord interweaves her own story, and that of her clansmen, with the voices of men and women who recall the tumultuous experience of the last fifty years, and the legacy of the Cultural Revolution. In precise, subtle prose, Lord explores the reality of Red Guards and reeducation camps, of friends and families severed by political disgrace, and captures the individual voices of those caught up in them: the seven-year-old girl with a heart full of hate for her father; the journalist whose girlfriend believes the Party newspapers, not him; the imprisoned scholar who hid his writings in his quilt for years; the anti-revolutionary who tells his bitter story in a vein of high farce. All bear heartbreaking witness to the surreal quality of Chinese society today — and to the astonishing resilience, humor, and heroic equanimity of the Chinese spirit.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780449906200
Author:
Lord, Bette Bao
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
History
Subject:
China
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
China History Tiananmen Square Incident, 1989.
Subject:
China Social life and customs 1976-
Subject:
China - History - T
Subject:
World History - China
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
19910831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
8.70x5.50x.64 in. .76 lbs.

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