China Witness

China Witness: Voices from a Silent Generation

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 07/05/2009
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Synopsis

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'.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099501480
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 320g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm

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I have read all of Xinran's books and I looked forward to this one as much as anything else she's written. The stories in here can fairly be categorised a... READ MORE
D Laker