China Witness PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

China Witness free pdf "China Witness "is a remarkable work of oral history that lets us see the cultural upheavals of the past century through the eyes of the Chinese who lived through them.
Xinran, acclaimed author of "The Good Women of China," traveled across China seeking out the nation's grandparents and great-grandparents, the men and women who experienced firsthand the tremendous changes of the modern era. Although many of them feared repercussions, they spoke with stunning candor about their hopes, fears, and struggles, and about what they witnessed: from the Long March to land reform, from Mao to marriage, from revolution to Westernization. In the same way that Studs Terkel's "Working" and Tom Brokaw's "The Greatest Generation" gave us the essence of very particular times, "China Witness" gives us the essence of modern China--a portrait more intimate, nuanced, and revelatory than any we have had before.

About Xinran

Xinran was born in Beijing in 1958 and moved to London in 1997 to write for "The Guardian." She is author of "The Good Women of China," a seminal book about the lives of Chinese women, and "Sky Burial." Her charity, The Mothers' Bridge of Love, was founded to help disadvantaged Chinese children and to build a bridge of understanding between the West and China.

Details Book

Author : Xinran
Publisher : Anchor Books
Data Published : 01 April 2010
ISBN : 0307388530
EAN : 9780307388537
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 434 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews China Witness



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • China Witness free pdfChina Witness

    "China Witness" is an extraordinary work of oral history that illuminates the diverse ways in which the Chinese perceive and understand their own history.
    Xinran..


  • The Good Women of China free pdfThe Good Women of China

    When Deng Xiaoping's efforts to "open up" China took root in the late 1980s. Xinran recognized an invaluable opportunity. As an employee for the state radio system. she had long wanted to help improve the lives of Chinese women..


  • A Military History of China free pdfA Military History of China

    Gaining an understanding of China's long and sometimes bloody history can help to shed light on China's ascent to global power. Many of China's imperial dynasties were established as the result of battle..


  • Recent Developments in the Law of the Sea and China free pdfRecent Developments in the Law of the Sea and China

    The focus of this book is on current ocean law and policy issues particularly in the region around China. A main emphasis is a comprehensive survey of Chinese positions on potential flashpoints such as delimitation in the East China Sea and South China Sea..


  • Recent Developments in the Law of the Sea and China free pdfRecent Developments in the Law of the Sea and China

    The focus of this book is on current ocean law and policy issues particularly in the region around China. A main emphasis is a comprehensive survey of Chinese positions on potential flashpoints such as delimitation in the East China Sea and South China Sea..


  • China Witness free pdfChina Witness

    Kobo Download Books. "China Witness "is a remarkable work of oral history that lets us see the cultural upheavals of the past century through the eyes of the Chinese who lived through them.
    Xinran