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Daughter of the River: An Autobiography

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Born during the Great Famine of the early 1960s and raised in the slums of Chongqing, Hong Ying was constantly aware of hunger and the sacrifices required to survive. With raw intensity and fearless honesty, "Daughter of the River" follows China's trajectory through one woman's life, from the Great Famine through the Cultural Revolution to Tiananmen Square.

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Daughter of the River is a memoir of China unlike any other. Born during the Great Famine of the early 1960s and raised in the slums of Chongqing, Hong Ying was constantly aware of hunger and the sacrifices required to survive. As she neared her eighteenth birthday, she became determined to unravel the secrets that left her an outsider in her own family. At the same time, a history teacher at her school began to awaken her sense of justice and her emerging womanhood. Hong Ying's wrenching coming-of-age would teach her the price of taking a stand and show her the toll of totalitarianism, poverty, and estrangement on her family. With raw intensity and fearless honesty, Daughter of the River follows China's trajectory through one woman's life, from the Great Famine through the Cultural Revolution to Tiananmen Square.

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ISBN:
9780802136602
Author:
Ying, Hong
Publisher:
Grove Press
Translator:
Goldblatt, Howard
Author:
Ying, Hong
Author:
Goldblatt, Howard
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
Authors, chinese
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 12.5 oz

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History and Social Science » Asia » China » Peoples Republic 1949 to Present
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Daughter of the River is a memoir of China unlike any other. Born during the Great Famine of the early 1960s and raised in the slums of Chongqing, Hong Ying was constantly aware of hunger and the sacrifices required to survive. As she neared her eighteenth birthday, she became determined to unravel the secrets that left her an outsider in her own family. At the same time, a history teacher at her school began to awaken her sense of justice and her emerging womanhood. Hong Ying's wrenching coming-of-age would teach her the price of taking a stand and show her the toll of totalitarianism, poverty, and estrangement on her family. With raw intensity and fearless honesty, Daughter of the River follows China's trajectory through one woman's life, from the Great Famine through the Cultural Revolution to Tiananmen Square.
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