Legacies a Chinese Mosaic

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Bestselling novelist Bette Bao Lord, author of Spring Moon, is connected by infinite threads of family & experience to China. Born in Shanghai in 1938, she emigrated to America at the age of 8. Returning to China as the wife of the U.S. ambassador, she stayed to witness the blossoming of the fragile 'China Spring' of 1989. Here she pieces together a half century of turbulent Chinese history -- through her own memories & the moving stories of men & women (many of necessity remain anonymous) from all strata of Chinese society. This beautifully written book evokes the tenderness & violence, traditions & iconoclasm of China & conveys the dignity of the Chinese people.

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Connected by threads of family and experience to China - this is the testament of a woman with experience of all sections of Chinese society: high and low, communist and dissident, former members of the scholar-gentry and contemporary intellectuals, heads of state and ordinary citizens. The author lets the voices of China speak out - to give a unique portrait of revolutionary China, centred around the tragic events of the China Spring of 1989.

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