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Cultures - China

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Cultures - China

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COME WATCH THE SUN GO HOME A Memoir of Upheaval and Revolution in China, Chen, Chen
1 Chen, Chen COME WATCH THE SUN GO HOME A Memoir of Upheaval and Revolution in China
Marlowe & Company 1998 1569247420 / 9781569247426 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-library book with usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean & tight. Last page has been taped at spine. Jacket has light scuffing & light edge/corner wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 322 pages; "In the late 1940's, the Chen family gathered for a dusk-time ritual at their hillside home in Berkeley, California to "watch the sun go home" to their native China. Having fled persecution in Chungking during the Sino-Japanese war (1937-45) , the Chens settled briefly in Peking, then escaped to the U. S. During the intensifying civil war. Repatriated and classified as "national bourgeois", they were yet to endure the violence of the Cultural Revolution - separation, imprisonment, internal exile, and "re-education" in the "cadre schools" designed for ideological criminals. Chen Chen was labeled a counter-revolutionary, and after making disparaging remarks about Mao's wife, suffered beating, starvation and solitary confinement with her three-month-old baby. For the next seven years, she was barred from being a musician and writer and assigned to agricultural work. Come Watch the Sun Go Home powerfully evokes the viciousness and absurdity of a society in thrall to totalitarian hysteria and the manifold ironies awaiting Chen upon her "rehabilitation" and return to professional life. While taking part in an educational exchange in the United States in 1989, the author learned of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Chen's condemnation of the regime was broadcast on national television, and she has yet to return to China and her children. This defiant woman's story tells of a life spent in two worlds, one lived in the East and the other in the West; one of prosperity and privilege, one of poverty amid the vicissitudes of history. [635] 
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THE FAMILY, Chin, Pa
2 Chin, Pa THE FAMILY
Peking Foreign Languages Press 1978 Third Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Third edition. Originally published in 1958. Light edgewear and corner bumping to book, very clean, light soiling outer edge of pages. Pages clean and tight, beautiful illustrations by Liu Tan-Chai. Dustjacket has a few tiny edge tears and one longer closed tear (about 2 1/2") on front, light scuffing, light soiling. "This famous autobiographical novel exercised a most striking influence on China's youth after it first appeared in 1931. It is a searing exposure of a large disintegrating feudal household in China's turbulent 1920's; of love affairs and broken marriages; of stupid cruelties and hyprcritical conventions. , and of an awakening younger generation that fights back, breaking away from the old and decadent. " (700); 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 12.95 USD
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The Concubine's Children Portrait of a Family Divided, Chong, Denise
3 Chong, Denise The Concubine's Children Portrait of a Family Divided
Viking/Penguin 1994 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Uncorrected Proof. Softcover is near fine, very light wear to edges/corners, very light soiling to back and outer edge of pages, light creasing to covers/corners. 268 pages. "This superbly told saga of family loyalties and disaffections reads more like a novel than an actual chronicle of Chan Sam, a Chinese peasant who left his family in 1913 to seek his fortune in the "Gold Mountain" of western Canada. There, though always planning to return to them, he set up a second family with the beautiful, headstrong concubine he brought with him from China. The story is narrated in the third person by his granddaughter, a Canadian economist, who creates an unsentimental portrait of both families: of Huangbo, the patient "home-wife" who raised their son and the two children the concubine, May-ying, left behind, and survived the Japanese occupation of China and the rule of Mao Tse-tung; of May-ying, whose earnings as a waitress in west coast teahouses often supported the struggling Chan Sam, his family in China and her own two Canadian-born children. And we learn of the fate of all the children, especially May-ying's daughter Hing, the author's mother. Although Chan Sam never fulfilled his dream of returning to his home-family, after his death, Hing and the author made the pilgrimage to China to embrace the relatives they had never known. "; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 10.00 USD
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CHINA, Ageless Land and Countless People, Hsieh, Chiao-Min
4 Hsieh, Chiao-Min CHINA, Ageless Land and Countless People
D. Van Nostrand Company 1967 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Clean and tight, light wear and a little scuffing to covers. Pages unmarked. 138 pages. B/w illus. "The author brings to this study his intimate knowledge of china as he searches out the fundamental features & the historical development that preceeded the present triumph of Communism...." (*shipping will be reduced on this lighter book) [osl-185]; 8vo 
Price: 9.55 USD
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The Execution of Mayor Yin and Other Stories from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, Jo-hsi, Chen
5 Jo-hsi, Chen The Execution of Mayor Yin and Other Stories from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
London George Allen & Unwin 1979 0048950246 / 9780048950246 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
HC is clean with slight soiling outer edge of pages, interior clean & tight. DJ has light soiling/scuffing, no tears, not price clipped. 219 pages. Translated from Chinese by Nancy Ing and Howard Goldblatt. Collection of eight short stories by the dissident author, who 'went home' to China in 1966, full of patriotic enthusiasm for the revolution. Seven years later she left, disillusioned at the all-pervasive political control and repression of the cultural revolution. After resettling in Canada, she began to work her experience into skillful, perceptive and moving accounts of the lives of ordinary people during those times. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall 
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6 Petersen, Gwenn Boardman ACROSS THE BRIDGE TO CHINA
Elsevier / Nelson Books 1979 0525666222 / 9780525666226 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Good dust jacket 
Hardcover clean, with all pages intact, very small remainder mark bottom edge of pages. Bumping to spine ends. Jacket has light edgewear and few small tears, light watermark stain/light wrinkling to rear of jacket. B/w photos. "Young Joe, like many Chinese-Americans, has long wanted to visit the homeland of his parents, experience the New China for himself, and search out the sites of his father's boyhood memories. As last the chance has come, and he flies to Hong Kong, takes the train to the border of the People's Republic of China, and crosses the bridge to meet his origins....; 8vo 
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7 Posner, Gerald L. WARLORDS OF CRIME Chinese Secret Societies: the New Mafia
Penguin Books 1988 0140123407 / 9780140123401 Softcover Fair 
Pages are clean however the first section of book has a stain (watermark? ) & light wrinkling which affects upper corner of first section of pages. Pages are otherwise unmarked. Cover has moderately heavy edge/corner wear, creasing & one edge tear to front. [235os]; 8vo 
Price: 2.95 USD
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THE CHINESE SECRET SERVICE Kang Sheng and the Shadow Government in Red China, Roger Faligot, & Kauffer, Remi
8 Roger Faligot, & Kauffer, Remi THE CHINESE SECRET SERVICE Kang Sheng and the Shadow Government in Red China
William Morrow 1989 0688097227 / 9780688097226 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine, 1st edition 1989. Excellent condition, clean and tight, jacket has very light edgewear, no tears. Written by a pair of French journalists, this is the first major inquiry into the Tewu , the Chinese secret service, and its leader, Kang Sheng (1898-1975). [925]; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 16.95 USD
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URBAN LIFE IN CONTEMPORARY CHINA, Whyte & Parish
9 Whyte & Parish URBAN LIFE IN CONTEMPORARY CHINA
University of Chicago Press 1985 0226895491 / 9780226895499 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Excellent Condition. Only light cover wear, clean, no markings. 408 pages. Synopsis: Through interviews with city residents, the authors provide a unique survey of urban life in the last decade of Mao Zedong's rule. They conclude that changes in society produced under communism were truly revolutionary and that, in the decade under scrutiny, the Chinese avoided ostensibly universal evils of urbanism with considerable success. [454-noto]; 8vo 
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