may You Live in Interesting Times; Volume II. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: In 1966 Mao Zedong unleashed the Cultural Revolution, a brutal and bloody campaign aimed at obliterating the past and building a new China on the rubble of its ancient civilization.Now it is 1988, and while the tide of change has turned for the better, the legacy of Mao lingers on in the minds of former devotees and victims alike. Five years have passed since China's first tentative opening to the outside world, and the effects are undeniable. Initially overawed by foreign customs, China's youngsters have become increasingly restless, frustrated by the rigid system that has bound them for so long.Frightened by their children's foolhardy defiance of the Party, a group of friends gather to relive the past, hoping they can restore a sense of reality before it is too late.May You Live In Interesting Times is an intelligent and compassionate work spanning decades of turmoil. Willem Dijkstra has produced a novel of considerable depth, weaving individual suffering and anguish into a broader tapestry of mass political persecution and terror. Through characters such as Xu Suping and Dao Huimin, Willem Dijkstra not only brings the nightmare of Mao's China sharply into focus, but he also succeeds in capturing the essence of the Chinese: exasperating, stubborn, warm-hearted and eternally resilient.
Biografía del autor: The Dutchman Willem Dijkstra lived and woked all over China, on and off, from 1984 till the present, as an independent engineering project director.He has a passion for all things Chinese, but most of all for the people and their turbulent history and promising future.He spends winters in Naples, Florida and the summers in Kapellen, Belgium.
Título: may You Live in Interesting Times; Volume II
Condición del libro: Brand_New
Descripción Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.A.: Authors Choice Pr, 2004. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition.... US1ST.EDITION THUS.2004 LARGE FORMAT GLOSSY SOFTWRAPS.VOLUMES 1 & 2.BOTH VOLUMES ARE VG WITH SOME COVER CREASING.MASSIVE BOOKS.UNREAD.31/g 2 Language: eng 2 Language: eng 0.0 2 Language: eng 0.0 2 Language: eng 0.0 2 Language: eng 0.0 2 Language: eng 2 Language: eng. Nº de ref. de la librería 19DD/S
Descripción iUniverse, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0595315186
Descripción iUniverse, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0595315186