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The Resource The good women of China : hidden voices, Xinran ; translated from the Chinese by Esther Tyldesley

The good women of China : hidden voices, Xinran ; translated from the Chinese by Esther Tyldesley

Label
The good women of China : hidden voices
Title
The good women of China
Title remainder
hidden voices
Statement of responsibility
Xinran ; translated from the Chinese by Esther Tyldesley
Title variation
Hidden voices
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"During the 1990s, a period of relative openness in China, Xinran hosted a radio call-in show, inviting Chinese women to speak with her on the air about their lives. Broadcast every evening, "Words on the Night Breeze" became famous throughout the country for its unflinching portrayal of what it means to be a woman in modern China." "In this remarkable book, Xinran devotes each chapter to an individual tale that moved her. We hear Chinese women speaking for the first time about such issues as forced marriages, Party indoctrination involving systematic rape, the pain of daughters separated from their parents during the persecution of "counter-revolutionaries," and the extreme poverty of circumstance and spirit that came with the Cultural Revolution and its aftermath. But through it all the women also talk about love - about how, despite cruelty, despite politics, the female urge to nourish and cherish remains, and triumphs."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
IBI
Dewey number
305.40951
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1767
LC item number
.X56 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The good women of China : hidden voices, Xinran ; translated from the Chinese by Esther Tyldesley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • November 2003"--Title page verso
  • This ed. originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2002. 1st American ed
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- My journey towards the stories of Chinese women -- The girl who kept a fly as a pet -- The university student -- The scavenger woman -- The mothers who endured an earthquake -- What Chinese women believe -- The woman who loved women -- The woman whose marriage was arranged by the revolution -- My mother -- The woman who waited forty-five years -- The Guomindang general's daughter -- The childhood I cannot leave behind me -- The woman whose father does not know her -- A fashionable woman -- The women of Shouting Hill -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgements
Control code
53932490
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
xii, 243 pages
Isbn
9781400030804
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) a1252908
Label
The good women of China : hidden voices, Xinran ; translated from the Chinese by Esther Tyldesley
Publication
Note
  • November 2003"--Title page verso
  • This ed. originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2002. 1st American ed
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- My journey towards the stories of Chinese women -- The girl who kept a fly as a pet -- The university student -- The scavenger woman -- The mothers who endured an earthquake -- What Chinese women believe -- The woman who loved women -- The woman whose marriage was arranged by the revolution -- My mother -- The woman who waited forty-five years -- The Guomindang general's daughter -- The childhood I cannot leave behind me -- The woman whose father does not know her -- A fashionable woman -- The women of Shouting Hill -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgements
Control code
53932490
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
xii, 243 pages
Isbn
9781400030804
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) a1252908

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