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Builders, The

Liu Ching

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ISBN 10: 1589636333 / ISBN 13: 9781589636330
Published by Fredonia Books (NL)
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Title: Builders, The

Publisher: Fredonia Books (NL)

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:GOOD

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After the land was distributed among the tillers in the Land Reform of the early fifties, two kinds of ''builders'' appeared in China's countryside. One wanted to go it alone, to build up his family fortunes in the old way, looking out only for his personal interests. The other wanted to build a society that would benefit all the people, to form together, helping one another, advancing in stages from mutual-aid teams to co-operatives, and on to more advanced forms. This novel describes the struggle between these two trends.

Liu Ching probes deeply into the characters who populate his fascinating book: Liang Sheng-pao, the determined young peasant who fights to make mutual aid a success; his father, old Liang the Third, who wants only to build the fortunes of his own family; the pretty Kai-hsia, Sheng-pao's sweetheart, who is confused about her role in the new society; prosperous peasants who connive to wreck the socialistic advance; poor peasants who rally round the standard that is leading them forward; and many others. All are presented in a style that is forceful, warmly human, delightfully humorous, and richly flavorful.

Liu Ching served in Red Army during the war and wrote his first novel in 1947.

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