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Bridge Across Broken Time: Chinese and Jewish Cultural Memory.

Schwarcz, Vera.

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ISBN 10: 0300066147 / ISBN 13: 9780300066142
Published by Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1998
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Octavo in dust jacket, xiv, 232 pp., a few b/w illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Bookseller Inventory # 19378

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Title: Bridge Across Broken Time: Chinese and ...

Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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In this book, Vera Schwarcz explores the meanings of cultural memory within the two longest surviving civilizations on earth. Schwarcz finds a bridge between the vastly different Chinese and Jewish traditions in the fierce commitment to historical memory they share. Focusing on the transmission of cultural memory in these two cultures, the author examines how metaphor becomes an aid to memory, how personal remembrance plays a role in public commemorations, and how historical wounds are healed.

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...a poetic evocation of the wrenching imperative of historical memory and an extraordinary personal story about uncovering family secrets. -- The New York Times Book Review, Judith Shapiro

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