Confessions: An Innocent Life in Communist China

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Beschreibung

Presents a story of hardship, warmth and humour in the face of cruelty, that draws us into the intersections of everyday life and Communist power from the first days of 'Liberation' in 1949 to the Tiananmen Square protests and after.

Autorentext

Kang Zhengguo is senior lector of Chinese at Yale University. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.



Klappentext

This "gripping and poignant memoir" (New York Times Book Review) draws us into the intersections of everyday life and Communist power from the first days of "Liberation" in 1949 through the post-Mao era. The son of a professional family, Kang Zhengguo is a free spirit, drawn to literature. In Mao's China, these innocuous circumstances expose him at age twenty to a fierce struggle session, expulsion from university, and a four-year term of hard labor. So begins his long stay in the prison-camp system. He finally escapes the Chinese gulag by forfeiting his identity: at age twenty-eight he is adopted by an aging bachelor in a peasant village, which enables him to start a new life.



Zusammenfassung
"A mesmerizing read.... A literary work of high distinction." -William Grimes, New York Times

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Confessions: An Innocent Life in Communist China
Untertitel
An Innocent Life in Communist China
Autor
Übersetzer
EAN
9780393332001
ISBN
978-0-393-33200-1
Format
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Herausgeber
W W Norton & Co
Genre
Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten
455
Gewicht
544g
Größe
H206mm x B140mm x T36mm
Jahr
2008
Untertitel
Englisch
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