Red China Blues

Red China Blues
Title Red China Blues PDF eBook
Author Jan Wong
Publisher
Total Pages 0
Release 2007
Genre China
ISBN 9780385665667

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Jan Wong, a Canadian of Chinese descent, went to China as a starry-eyed Maoist in 1972 at the height of the Cultural Revolution. A true believer -- and one of only two Westerners permitted to enroll at Beijing University -- her education included wielding a pneumatic drill at the Number One Machine Tool Factory. In the name of the Revolution, she renounced rock and roll, hauled pig manure in the paddy fields, and turned in a fellow student who sought her help in getting to the United States. She also met and married the only American draft dodger from the Vietnam War to seek asylum in China. Red China Blues begins as Wong's startling -- and ironic -- memoir of her rocky six-year romance with Maoism that began to sour as she became aware of the harsh realities of Chinese communism and led to her eventual repatriation to the West. Returning to China in the late eighties as a journalist, she covered both the brutal Tiananmen Square crackdown and the tumultuous era of capitalist reforms under Deng Xiaoping. In a wry, absorbing, and often surreal narrative, she relates the horrors that led to her disillusionment with the "worker's paradise." And through the stories of the people -- an unhappy young woman who was sold into marriage, China's most famous dissident, a doctor who lengthens penises -- Wong creates an extraordinary portrait of the world's most populous nation. In setting out to show readers in the Western world what life is like in China, and why we should care, Wong reacquaints herself with the old friends -- and enemies -- of her radical past, and comes to terms with the legacies of her ancestral homeland.

Holly Blues

Holly Blues
Title Holly Blues PDF eBook
Author Susan Wittig Albert
Publisher Penguin
Total Pages 222
Release 2010-04-06
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1101186690

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China Bayles isn't happy when a Texas wind blows her husband's ex-wife, and the mother of China's stepson, into her herb shop. Sally is known to have a split personality and fall into constant trouble with the law, but she claims she has nowhere else to turn. Now its up to China to weed out whatever it is Sally's running from before the truth catches up to them all.

China Blues

China Blues
Title China Blues PDF eBook
Author David Donnell
Publisher McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages 163
Release 2014-08-26
Genre Poetry
ISBN 1551995786

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Winner of the City of Toronto Book Award, China Blues explores the urban pastoral through poetry and fiction. Donnell's protagonist wanders Toronto, recalling his small-town Ontario boyhood and commenting on a range of contrasting subjects, from pop culture to war.

China Blues

China Blues
Title China Blues PDF eBook
Author Ki Longfellow
Publisher
Total Pages 456
Release 2012
Genre Adultery
ISBN 9780975925577

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The Roaring Twenties, Chinatown, San Francisco: back-street blues and bathtub gin... hardball mobsters and hardheaded cops... seductive speakeasies and sizzling scandals. As the young Louis Armstrong blows his horn in the infamous Blue Canary, impetuous Nob Hill Socialite Elizabeth Stafford Hamilton plunges into a reckless affair with mysterious Li Kwan Won. Unknown to Lizzie, Li is the overlord of the city's vast bootlegging empire-and archenemy of her powerful husband, the San Francisco district attorney. Suddenly Lizzie's privileged, upper-crust life is shadowed by danger and intrigue-as she's trapped between her lover and her husband while they battle for control of the city. "Offbeat, unruly characters and vibrant atmosphere spill over the pages of this promising first novel set in San Francisco during Prohibition... Bootlegging, the Tong Wars, smoky speakeasies, inept mobsters, and the Teapot Dome scandal zigzag through these pages like streaks of lightning. The Jazz Era leaps to life." -Publishers Weekly

Red China Blues

Red China Blues
Title Red China Blues PDF eBook
Author Jan Wong
Publisher Anchor
Total Pages 417
Release 2011-12-14
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0307814300

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Jan Wong, a Canadian of Chinese descent, went to China as a starry-eyed Maoist in 1972 at the height of the Cultural Revolution. A true believer--and one of only two Westerners permitted to enroll at Beijing University--her education included wielding a pneumatic drill at the Number One Machine Tool Factory. In the name of the Revolution, she renounced rock & roll, hauled pig manure in the paddy fields, and turned in a fellow student who sought her help in getting to the United States. She also met and married the only American draft dodger from the Vietnam War to seek asylum in China. Red China Blues is Wong's startling--and ironic--memoir of her rocky six-year romance with Maoism (which crumbled as she became aware of the harsh realities of Chinese communism); her dramatic firsthand account of the devastating Tiananmen Square uprising; and her engaging portrait of the individuals and events she covered as a correspondent in China during the tumultuous era of capitalist reform under Deng Xiaoping. In a frank, captivating, deeply personal narrative she relates the horrors that led to her disillusionment with the "worker's paradise." And through the stories of the people--an unhappy young woman who was sold into marriage, China's most famous dissident, a doctor who lengthens penises--Wong reveals long-hidden dimensions of the world's most populous nation. In setting out to show readers in the Western world what life is like in China, and why we should care, she reacquaints herself with the old friends--and enemies of her radical past, and comes to terms with the legacy of her ancestral homeland.

Red China Blues (reissue)

Red China Blues (reissue)
Title Red China Blues (reissue) PDF eBook
Author Jan Wong
Publisher Anchor Canada
Total Pages 474
Release 2011-02-04
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0385674368

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Jan Wong, a Canadian of Chinese descent, went to China as a starry-eyed Maoist in 1972 at the height of the Cultural Revolution. A true believer—and one of only two Westerners permitted to enroll at Beijing University—her education included wielding a pneumatic drill at the Number One Machine Tool Factory. In the name of the Revolution, she renounced rock and roll, hauled pig manure in the paddy fields, and turned in a fellow student who sought her help in getting to the United States. She also met and married the only American draft dodger from the Vietnam War to seek asylum in China. Red China Blues begins as Wong's startling—and ironic—memoir of her rocky six-year romance with Maoism that began to sour as she became aware of the harsh realities of Chinese communism and led to her eventual repatriation to the West. Returning to China in the late eighties as a journalist, she covered both the brutal Tiananmen Square crackdown and the tumultuous era of capitalist reforms under Deng Xiaoping. In a wry, absorbing, and often surreal narrative, she relates the horrors that led to her disillusionment with the "worker's paradise." And through the stories of the people—an unhappy young woman who was sold into marriage, China's most famous dissident, a doctor who lengthens penises—Wong creates an extraordinary portrait of the world's most populous nation. In setting out to show readers in the Western world what life is like in China, and why we should care, Wong reacquaints herself with the old friends—and enemies—of her radical past, and comes to terms with the legacies of her ancestral homeland.

China Blues

China Blues
Title China Blues PDF eBook
Author Pamela Longfellow
Publisher
Total Pages 352
Release 1989-01-01
Genre
ISBN 9780246133687

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