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By Shaogong, Han
Winner of the Shanghai Literary Prize, this book tells the story of a young man sent to work the land in a small village in rural China, during the Cultural Revolution (1966-76). He encounters an upside-down world among the people of Maqiao, a primitive, superstitious society whe ...
By Shaogong, Han; Translated by Lovell, Julia
Presents a fictionalized portrait of the author's own experience as a young man who was one of millions of students relocated from cities and towns to live and work alongside peasant farmers in an effort to create a classless society.
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"Someone once said history is literature.This is not unreasonable.Reading history should be like reading literature. We must pay attention to details and experience and understand life."I think this paragraph can be understood as Han Shaogong's basic methodology of reading histor ...
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By Shaogong, Han; Lovell, Julia
One of the most-talked about works of fiction to emerge from China in recent years, this novel about an urban youth displaced to a small village in rural China during the Cultural Revolution is a fictionalized portrait of the author's own experience as a young man.
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