Biography & Autobiography

China Witness

by Xinran
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2010-01-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 464 pages
ISBN 13: 140908843X
ISBN 10: 9781409088431
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Synopsis : China Witness written by Xinran, published by Random House which was released on 2010-01-26. Download China Witness Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. The book is at once a journey by the author through time and place, and a memorial to those who have lived through war and civil war, persecution, invasion, revolution, famine, modernization, Westernization - and have survived into the 21st ... -- China Witness is the personal testimony of a generation whose stories have not yet been told. Here the grandparents and great-grandparents of today sum up in their own words - for the first and perhaps the last time - the vast changes that have overtaken China's people over a century. The book is at once a journey by the author through time and place, and a memorial to those who have lived through war and civil war, persecution, invasion, revolution, famine, modernization, Westernization - and have survived into the 21st century. We meet everyday heroes, now in their seventies, eighties and nineties, from across this vast country - a herb woman at a market, retired teachers, a legendary 'double-gun woman', Red Guards, oil pioneers, an acrobat, a female general, a lantern maker, taxi drivers, and more- those whose voices, as Xinran says, 'will help our future understand our past'.