The Curious Autodidact

May 31, 2008

China: Reading Instead of Digging at the Beach to Discover it

Filed under: book related — Honilima @ 12:19 am

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As an American I never thought that I could possibly grasp the long history of China but Nien Cheng in her book LIFE AND DEATH IN SHANGHAI explains it so poignantly. She and her daughter endured much hardship during the cultural revolution and her memoir is stunning. Likely in my top fifty all time reads. Check it out!


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