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Egg on Mao: A Story of Love, Hope and Defiance

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The eagerly-awaited new book by Denise Chong, author of the award-winning, national bestseller, The Concubines Children.

In her first book in a decade, beloved author Denise Chong, tells the story of a man who humiliated a repressive regime in front of the entire world, and whose daring gesture informs our view of human rights to this day.

Despite his familys impeccable Communist roots, Lu Decheng, a small town bus mechanic, grew up intuiting all that was wrong with Maos China. As a young man he believes truth and decency mattered, only to learn that preserving the Chairmans legacy mattered more.

Lus story reads like Shakespearean drama, peppered with defiance, love and betrayal. His steadfast refusal to acquiesce comes to a head, but not an end, with his infamous defacing of Maos portrait during the 1989 protests in Tiananmen Square.

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About the Author

Denise Chong is the author of the family memoir The Concubines Children and The Girl in the Picture, a story of the napalm girl from the Vietnam War. She lives with her family in Ottawa.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307355805
Author:
Chong, Denise
Publisher:
Vintage Books Canada
Subject:
International
Subject:
World History - China
Subject:
General Social Science
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 B/W ON TEXT STOCK
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.98 x 5.18 x 0.67 in 0.5 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Asia » China » General
History and Social Science » Asia » China » Peoples Republic 1949 to Present
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Leftist Studies
History and Social Science » World History » China
Science and Mathematics » Astronomy » General

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