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"Socialism Is Great!": A Worker's Memoir of the New China

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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.

Synopsis:

This spirited memoir--by a former Chinese factory worker who participated in the Tiananmen Square protest and ended up an international journalist--is a testament to Zhang's personal triumph over the controlled existence that was to be her destiny.

About the Author

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.

www.lijiazhang.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307793881
Subtitle:
A Worker's Memoir of the New China
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Zhang, Lijia
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Socialism
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Women -- China -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Women -- China.
Subject:
Asia-China Peoples Republic 1949 to Present
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
World History - China
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090505
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
384

Related Subjects

» Biography » General
» Biography » Women
» History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
» History and Social Science » Politics » Leftist Studies

"Socialism Is Great!": A Worker's Memoir of the New China
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"Synopsis" by , This spirited memoir--by a former Chinese factory worker who participated in the Tiananmen Square protest and ended up an international journalist--is a testament to Zhang's personal triumph over the controlled existence that was to be her destiny.
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