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A Chinese Life is an astonishing graphic novel set against the backdrop of the creation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. This distinctively drawn work chronicles the rise and reign of Chairman Mao Zedong, and his sweeping, often cataclysmic vision for the most populated country on the planet.

Though the storyline is epic, the storytelling is intimate, reflecting the real life of the book’s artist. Li Kunwu spent more than 30 years as a state artist for the Communist Party. He saw firsthand what was happening to his family, his neighbors, and his homeland during this extraordinary time. Working with Philippe Ôtié, the artist has created a memoir of self and state, a rich, very human account of a major historical moment with contemporary consequences. Mao said, “The masses are the real heroes,” but A Chinese Life shows those masses as real people.

Praise for A Chinese Life:

“This is an absorbing book—all 700 pages of it—reminiscent at times of Zhang Yimou’s epic Chinese history film To Live, and reminiscent at others of George Orwell’s 1984, recast as non-fiction.” —The Onion’s A.V. Club

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Following 9/11, President Bushand#8217;s and#147;War on Terrorand#8221; with plans to invade Iraq erupted into a cultural clash between French reluctance and American assurance over the case for and#147;Weapons of Mass Destruction.and#8221; In Weapons of Mass Diplomacy, diplomat Abel Lanzac reveals the tension and politics through a French insiderand#8217;s point of view, with satirical humor that softens the controversial subject matter. Readers follow Lanzacand#8217;s fictionalized self, Arthur Vlaminck, a speechwriter for the French Foreign Minister. As part of a team of flamboyant ministerial advisors, he has been tasked with drafting Franceand#8217;s response to the growing international crisis in the Middle East, which is then delivered before the United Nations Security Council. A graphic milestone of diplomacy, Weapons of Mass Diplomacyand#151;a bestseller in Europeand#151;proand#173;vides a revelatory account of a period that saw French fries become and#147;freedom friesand#8221; and an alternative perspective on the decisions leading up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

About the Author

Li Kunwu has had more than 30 of his comics published in the three decades hes worked as a state artist. He lives in Kunming, Yunnan, China. Philippe Ôtié is a French diplomat who lives in Wuhan, China.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781906838553
Author:
Otie, Philippe
Publisher:
ABRAMS
Author:
Blain, Christophe
Author:
Kunwu, Li
Author:
Gauvin, Edward
Author:
Lanzac, Abel
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Nonfiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
color illustrations throughout
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 in

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Following 9/11, President Bushand#8217;s and#147;War on Terrorand#8221; with plans to invade Iraq erupted into a cultural clash between French reluctance and American assurance over the case for and#147;Weapons of Mass Destruction.and#8221; In Weapons of Mass Diplomacy, diplomat Abel Lanzac reveals the tension and politics through a French insiderand#8217;s point of view, with satirical humor that softens the controversial subject matter. Readers follow Lanzacand#8217;s fictionalized self, Arthur Vlaminck, a speechwriter for the French Foreign Minister. As part of a team of flamboyant ministerial advisors, he has been tasked with drafting Franceand#8217;s response to the growing international crisis in the Middle East, which is then delivered before the United Nations Security Council. A graphic milestone of diplomacy, Weapons of Mass Diplomacyand#151;a bestseller in Europeand#151;proand#173;vides a revelatory account of a period that saw French fries become and#147;freedom friesand#8221; and an alternative perspective on the decisions leading up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
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