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Growing Up in the People's Republic: Conversations Between Two Daughters of China's Revolution (Palgrave Studies in Oral History)

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Publisher Comments:

In conversational style and in chronological sequence, Ye Weili and Ma Xiaodong recount their lives in China from the 1950s to the 1980s, a particularly eventful period that included the Cultural Revolution and the ensuing Communist regime. Using their own stories as two case studies, they examine the making of a significant yet rarely understood generation in recent Chinese history. They also reflect upon the mixed legacy of the early decades of the People's Republic of China (PRC). In doing so, the book strives for a balance between critical scrutiny of a complex era and the sweeping rejection of that era that recent victim literature embraces. Ultimately Ye and Ma intend to reconnect to a piece of land and a period of history that have given them a sense of identity. Their stories contain intertwining layers of personal, generational, and historical experiences. Unlike other memoirs that were written soon after the events of the Cultural Revolution, Ye and Ma's narratives have been put together some twenty years later, allowing for more critical distance. The passage of time has allowed them to consider important issues that other accounts omit, such as the impact of gender during this period of radical change in Chinese women's lives.

Book News Annotation:

Ye and Ma create a unique memoir of growing up, living in fairly traditional families, joining the Red Guards and, when the Cultural Revolution had moved on, studying overseas. In a series of narratives and dialogues they reveal that relationships amongst those in the Revolution were complex and human rather than entirely politically motivated, that individual Chinese had individual experiences with a wide range included, and that both retained strong identities and opinions at a time when the West assumed that peeking behind every little red book was the same person, over and over again.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Ye and Ma create a unique memoir of growing up, living in fairly traditional families, joining the Red Guards and, when the Cultural Revolution had moved on, studying overseas. In a series of narratives and dialogues they reveal that relationships amongst those in the Revolution were complex and human rather than entirely politically motivated, that individual Chinese had individual experiences with a wide range included, and that both retained strong identities and opinions at a time when the West assumed that peeking behind every little red book was the same person, over and over again. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

An oral history of growing up in China during the dramatic years of the Cultural Revolution of the 1950s and adult life in Communist China in the 1980s.

About the Author

Ye Weili is Associate Professor of History and Women's Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston and the recipient of a Fulbright research award. Ma Xiaodong teaches at Fudan University in Shanghai.

Table of Contents

"Even If You Cut It, It Will Not Come Apart" * "Flowers of the Nation" * From Paper Crown to Leather Belt * Up to the Mountains and down to the Countryside * Worker-Peasant-Soldier Students * The Reform Era * Afterword

Product Details

ISBN:
9781403969958
Author:
Ye, Weili
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
With:
Xiaodong, Ma
Author:
Xiadong, Ma
Author:
Xiaodong, Ma
Author:
Weili, Ye
Subject:
History
Subject:
China
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
China - History - Cultural Revolution, 1966-
Subject:
Ye, Weili
Subject:
World History - China
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Palgrave Studies in Oral History
Series Volume:
Conversations betwee
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.484 in

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