The bitter sea: coming of age in a China before Mao

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Li (linguistics, U. of California, Santa Barbara) presents a memoir of the first 21 years his life in China, from 1940 to 1961. From his childhood in a wealthy family (his father was a Chinese government official) to his father's imprisonment for treason when Chiang Kai-shek's Nationals came to power in 1945, he recounts the changes the country went through. He relates the time he spent in a Nanjing slum and seeing the Communist army seize the city in 1948, and his experiences when the family moved to Hong Kong. He particularly focuses on his relationship with his stern father. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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