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Shadow of the Silk Road/Colin Thubron

A journey along the Silk Road -- 7,000 miles from China to Turkey -- a brilliant account of an ancient world in modern ferment...quite simply a masterpiece. ...

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River Town: Summary and book reviews of River Town by Peter Hessler.

River Town: Summary and book reviews of River Town by Peter Hessler. | China Books | Scoop.it
River Town: Summary and book reviews of River Town by Peter Hessler, plus links to a book excerpt from River Town & author biography of Peter Hessler.
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Book Review : The Good Women of China, by Xinran / Blog of TAYLOR's Library

Book Review : The Good Women of China, by Xinran / Blog of TAYLOR's Library | China Books | Scoop.it

"The Good Women of China is a memoir relating the stories the author heard while hosting her radio show called ‘Words on the Night Breeze’ for Radio Nanjing in China. The program started in 1990 and it run for seven years. Xinran hosted the daily program in which she discussed women’s lives and invited women to call in and talk about themselves. The program became popular all over China for its honest revelation of Chinese women’s thoughts and experiences that took place both during and after the Cultural Revolution when Chairman Mao and Communism ruled the land.

 

Xinran received over two hundred letters a day from women who wanted to tell her their stories

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About the author: Xinran was born in Bejing in 1958. She began working for Chinese Radio in late 1980s..."

 

 -- Reviewed by Irma Indayu Omar, Tan Sri Loy Hean Heong Library, Subang Jaya.

 

 

@nfreear: Very moving. Sad in places. A great read!

 

Paperback: 240 pages

Publisher: Vintage; New edition edition (5 Jun 2003)

Language English

ISBN: 978-0099440789

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Hutongs of Beijing

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All about Hutongs of Beijing. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers...
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