China Witness by Xinran Xue
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China Witness Summary
From the highly praised author of The Good Woman of China and Sky Burial--an extraordinary work of oral history that illuminates the diverse ways in which the Chinese perceive and understand their own modern history.
China Witness Reviews
"[A] stirring, startlingly honest account of life under Chairman Mao and the current reformers revamping the socialist state." - Publishers Weekly.
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Xinran Xue Author Biography
Xinran was born in Beijing in 1958. From 1989 to 1997, she worked as a
radio-presenter and journalist, hosting the program 'Words on the Night Breeze',
in which she invited women to call in and share their life stories. Xinran not
only talked to these women on the radio, she went and met them, accumulating
material from the thousands of women she interviewed. In 1997, she travelled to
London, where she now lives. It was here that Xinran was able to write these
stories down for the first time. In July 2002, they appeared in Britain in the
form of a book, The Good Women of China, which has now been published all
over the world in more than 30 languages, becoming an international bestseller.
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