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With a great charm and spirit, “Socialism Is Great!” recounts Lijia Zhang's rebellious journey from disillusioned factory worker to organizer in support of the Tiananmen Square demonstrators, to eventually become the writer and journalist she always determined to be. Her memoir is like a brilliant miniature illuminating the sweeping historical forces at work in China after the Cultural Revolution as the country moved from one of stark repression to a vibrant, capitalist economy.

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Lijia Zhang was born and raised in Nanjing. Her articles have appeared in many international publications, including South China Morning Post, Japan Times, the Independent (London), Washington Times, and Newsweek. She is a regular speaker on BBC Radio and NPR. She now lives in Beijing with her two daughters.

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hipwatermama, January 17, 2010 (view all comments by hipwatermama)
"Socialism is Great" offers a fresh outlook on China's Cultural Revolution. Told from the perspective of a young girl who has ambitions beyond the factory job her mother holds, this books leads the reader through her coming of age in communist China. Lijia offers a glimpse of real life in China as she recounts the day to day events and the hardship of her time. Describing her grandmother, mother, brother, and father's role in her life, she exposed the cultural shifts from old world to new that marked the Cultural Revolution.

I enjoyed the author's voice and will read more of her work in the future.
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ISBN:
9780307472199
Author:
Zhang, Lijia
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Socialism
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Women -- China -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Women -- China.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
china;memoir;autobiography;non-fiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090531
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 PP BandW
Pages:
384
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8 x 5.1 x 0.75 in 0.75 lb

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