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China witness : voices from a silent generation

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An extraordinary work of oral history that illuminates the diverse ways in which the Chinese perceive and understand their own modern history.

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Geneva Public Library 951.009 XIN (Text)
Second Floor Nonfiction
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020 . ‡a9780375425479
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035 . ‡a(OCoLC)ocn232129581
035 . ‡a(OCoLC)232129581
1000 . ‡aXinran, ‡d1958-
24510. ‡aChina witness : ‡bvoices from a silent generation / ‡cXinran ; translated from Chinese by Nicky Harman, Julia Lovell and Esther Tyldesley.
260 . ‡aNew York : ‡bPantheon Books, ‡cc2009.
300 . ‡a434 p., [8] p. of plates : ‡bill., map ; ‡c25 cm.
500 . ‡a"Originally published in Great Britain by Chatto & Windus, The Random House Group Limited, London, in 2008"--T.p. verso.
500 . ‡aIncludes index.
520 . ‡aAn extraordinary work of oral history that illuminates the diverse ways in which the Chinese perceive and understand their own modern history.
5050 . ‡aYao Popo, or the Medicine Woman of Xingyi -- Two generations of the Lin family: the curse of a legend -- New discoveries in Xinjiang, the world's biggest prison -- On the road, interlude 1: interview with a north-western taxi driver -- Pioneers of China's oil: a distinguished husband and wife -- Acrobat: from counter-revolutionary's daughter to national medal winner -- On the road, interlude 2: talking to a Chinese colleague about Tibet, folk customs, tiger stoves and the Chinese Jews -- Tea houses and news singers: three thousand years of anecdotes and wonders -- Carrying on a craft tradition: the Qin Huai lantern-makers -- Across mountain and grassland: a witness to the Long March -- Savouring her blessings after trials and tribulations: the woman general born in America -- Interlude 3: love letters -- On the road, interlude 4: reflections between the lines -- The policeman: a cop who entered the police force as the People's Republic was founded -- The shoe-mender mother: 28 years spent out in all weathers -- On the road, interlude 5: a squall at the 4 May memorial -- Afterword: images of my motherland.
651 0. ‡aChina ‡vBiography.
651 0. ‡aChina ‡xHistory ‡y20th century.
596 . ‡a8
998 . ‡aa710667
901 . ‡ao232129581 ‡bOCLC ‡c345901 ‡tbiblio

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