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Becoming Madame Mao

Author : Anchee Min
ISBN : 9780749040505
Genre : Fiction
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From the author of the international bestseller Empress Orchid comes the stirring, erotically charged story of the woman known as 'the white-boned demon' - the ambitious wife of Chairman Mao whose actions led to the death of millions in the Cultural Revolution. From the young, unwanted daughter of a concubine, defiant in her refusal to have her feet bound, to the wayward, beautiful actress on the stages of Shanghai, to the ruthless, charismatic partner of the great revolutionary leader, Mao Zedong, Anchee Min moves seamlessly from the intimately personal to the broad sweep of world history in this fascinating portrait of an extraordinary woman driven by ambition, betrayal and a desperate need to be loved. Finely nuanced and always ambiguous, Min penetrates the myth surrounding Madame Mao with passion and sensitivity to pain a surprising picture of one of history's most vilified women. Rich with compressed drama and all the lyrical poetry of great opera, Becoming Madame Mao is a startling and moving achievement.
Category: Fiction

Maoist China

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1230847286
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 44. Chapters: Anti-Rightist Movement, Becoming Madame Mao, Bombard the Headquarters, Capitalist roader, Criticize Lin, Criticize Confucius, Down to the Countryside Movement, Fengming, a Chinese Memoir, Four Pests Campaign, Hai Rui Dismissed from Office, History of the People's Republic of China (1949-1976), Hundred Flowers Campaign, Jiabiangou, Laogai, Li Cunxin, Lushan Conference, Mao's Great Famine, People's commune, People's Volunteer Army, Project 571 Outline, Socialist Education Movement, Struggle session, Sufan movement, The Ditch, The Legend of the Red Lantern, Thought reform in the People's Republic of China, Three-anti and Five-anti Campaigns, Three Red Banners, Wuhan Incident, Yan'an Rectification Movement, Zhou Enlai: The Last Perfect Revolutionary. Excerpt: The Chinese People's Volunteer Army (PVA or CPV) (simplified Chinese: traditional Chinese: pinyin: Zh ngguo Renmin Zhiyuan J n) was the armed forces deployed by the People's Republic of China during the Korean War. Although all units in the Chinese People's Volunteer Army belonged to the People's Liberation Army (the official name of the Chinese armed forces), the People's Volunteer Army was separately constituted in order to prevent an official war with the United States. The People's Volunteer Army entered Korea on October 19, 1950, and completely withdrew by October 1958. The nominal commander and political commissar of the CPVA was Peng Dehuai ( ) before the ceasefire agreement in 1953, although both Chen Geng ( ) and Deng Hua ( ) served as acting commander and commissar after April 1952 due to Peng's illness. The initial (October 25 - November 5, 1950) units in the CPVA included 38th, 39th, 40th, 42nd, 50th, 66th Army totaling 250,000 men, and eventually about 3 million Chinese civilian and military personnel served in...

Immigrant Fictions

Author : Rebecca Walkowitz
ISBN : 0299221334
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Immigrant Fictions is a groundbreaking collection that brings together studies of world literature, book history, narrative theory, and the contemporary novel to challenge methods of critical reading based on national models of literary culture. Contributors suggest that contemporary novels by immigrant writers need to be read across several geographies of production, circulation, and translation. Analyzing work by David Peace, George Lamming, Caryl Phillips, Iva Pekarkova, Yan Geling, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Anchee Min, and Monica Ali, these essays take up a range of critical topics, including the transnational book and the migrant writer, the comparative reception history of postcolonial fiction, transnational criticism and Asian-American literature in the U. S., mobility and feminism in translation, linguistic mediation and immigrating fictions, migration and the politics of narrative form.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Cooked Seed

Author : Anchee Min
ISBN : 9781408838204
Genre : Artists
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The sequel to Anchee Min's internationally bestselling memoir, Red Azalea, in which she leaves China for America, struggles to find her way, her voice and her love - and succeeds in all
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History In Literature

Author : Edward Quinn
ISBN : 9781438110356
Genre : History in literature
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Alphabetically arranged articles discuss the major events, figures and movements of the twentieth century and how they have been depicted in literature.
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Toward The Geopolitical Novel

Author : Caren Irr
ISBN : 9780231536318
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Caren Irr's survey of more than 125 novels outlines the dramatic resurgence of the American political novel in the twenty-first century. She explores the writings of Chris Abani, Susan Choi, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Díaz, Dave Eggers, Jeffrey Eugenides, Aleksandar Hemon, Hari Kunzru, Dinaw Mengestu, Norman Rush, Gary Shteyngart, and others as they rethink stories of migration, the Peace Corps, nationalism and neoliberalism, revolution, and the expatriate experience. Taken together, these innovations define a new literary form: the geopolitical novel. More cosmopolitan and socially critical than domestic realism, the geopolitical novel provides new ways of understanding crucial political concepts to meet the needs of a new century.
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Visions Of Dystopia In China S New Historical Novels

Author : Jeffrey C. Kinkley
ISBN : 9780231532297
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The depiction of personal and collective suffering in modern Chinese novels differs significantly from standard Communist accounts and many Eastern and Western historical narratives. Writers such as Yu Hua, Su Tong, Wang Anyi, Mo Yan, Han Shaogong, Ge Fei, Li Rui, and Zhang Wei skew and scramble common conceptions of China's modern development, deploying avant-garde narrative techniques from Latin American and Euro-American modernism to project a surprisingly "un-Chinese" dystopian vision and critical view of human culture and ethics. The epic narratives of modern Chinese fiction make rich use of magical realism, surrealism, and unusual treatments of historical time. Also featuring graphic depictions of sex and violence, as well as dark, raunchy comedy, these novels reflect China's recent history re-presenting the overthrow of the monarchy in the early twentieth century and the resulting chaos of revolution and war; the recurring miseries perpetrated by class warfare during the dictatorship of Mao Zedong; and the social dislocations caused by China's industrialization and rise as a global power. This book casts China's highbrow historical novels from the late 1980s to the first decade of the twenty-first century as a distinctively Chinese contribution to the form of the global dystopian novel and, consequently, to global thinking about the interrelations of utopia and dystopia.
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A Magazine

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ISBN : UCSC:32106015817247
Genre : Asian Americans
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100 Places Every Woman Should Go

Author : Stephanie Elizondo Griest
ISBN : 9781932361773
Genre : Travel
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With its breezy reviews and insightful advice, 100 Places Every Woman Should Go encourages women of any age to see the world — in a group, with a friend, or solo — and inspires them to create their own list of dreams. Based on her own explorations of many countries, states, and regions, and on interviews with travelers, award-winning author Stephanie Elizondo Griest highlights 100 special destinations and challenging activities — from diving for pearls in Bahrain to racing a camel, yak, or pony across Mongolia; to dancing with voodoo priestesses in Benin and urban cowboys in Texas; to taking a mud bath in a volcano off the coast of Colombia. Divided into such sections as “Places Where Women Made History,” “Places of Indulgence,” and “Places of Adventure,” this guidebook includes timely contact information, resources, and recommended reading. “Ten Tips For Wandering Women” features safety precautions plus pointers on haggling, packing, and staying parasite-free. Vivid portraits of free spirits like Frida Kahlo (“A tequila-slamming, dirty joke-telling smoker, this famous artist was bisexual and beautiful”) help travelers expand their experience.
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Empress Orchid

Author : Anchee Min
ISBN : 9780747588207
Genre : Fiction
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To rescue her family from poverty and avoid marrying her slope-shouldered cousin, seventeen-year-old Orchid competes to be one of the Emperor's wives. When she is chosen as a lower-ranking concubine she enters the erotically charged and ritualised Forbidden City. But beneath its immaculate façade lie whispers of murders and ghosts, and the thousands of concubines will stoop to any lengths to bear the Emperor's son. Orchid trains herself in the art of pleasuring a man, bribes her way into the royal bed, and seduces the monarch, drawing the attention of dangerous foes. Little does she know that China will collapse around her, and that she will be its last Empress.
Category: Fiction