[FIRST EDITION] New York: C. Bertelsmann, 2005. Hardcover in pictorial dust jacket. ISBN: 038551476X; stated First American Edition. xi, (3), 481 pages plus approx. 40 pages of b/w photos. Includes a 17 page Glossay section and full index. Very goor overall condition; no owner marking, NOT EX-LIBRARY. (frnc). Bookseller Inventory #
In this book the daughter of the former leader of China offers an intimate account of her father’s life, with particular emphasis on recounting the dramatic story of China’s Cultural Revolution as seen through his eyes and experiences. Transporting readers to the front lines of the Revolution and its aftermath, Madame Rong paints a very candid and compelling portrait of this turbulent era, along with firsthand insight as to how it shaped China’s people and the destiny of one man and his family in particular.
About the Author:
Deng Rong, nicknamed Maomao, was born in Southwest China’s Chongqing City, the fourth child of Deng Xiaoping.
After graduation from the Girls’ Middle School attached to the Beijing Normal University, she went to live and work for three years in a rural village on the loess plateau in the northern part of Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province. Later, she studied medicine in and graduated from the Beijing Medical College (today’s Medical School of Peking University).
In the early 1980s, she worked for four years first as attaché and then third secretary in the Consulate section of the Chinese Embassy in Washington D.C. Returning home, she worked in the Research Office of the General Office of the National People’s Congress. Appointed the office deputy director, she engaged in research in the legislation and legislative systems.
She was a deputy at the Eighth National People’s Congress and the executive member of the Sixth All China Women’s Federation.
She is now vice-chairwoman of the China Association for International Friendly Contact, vice-chairwoman of the China Charity Federation, vice-chairwoman of the Sino-Russia Committee for Peace, Friendship and Development, and executive president of the Beijing Music Festival.
Also a member of the Chinese Writers’ Association, she has published many articles in newspapers and magazines. In 1993, her biography My Father Deng Xiaoping was published. It has been translated into Japanese, Russian, English, French, Korean, Thai, and Dutch.
Her latest book, Deng Xiaoping and the Cultural Revolution, which rolled off the presses in Chinese in 2000, has been translated into Korean and published in South Korea. The book’s Russian and Japanese versions have also hit bookstores.
About the Translator
Sidney Shapiro, an American lawyer, became a Chinese citizen in 1963, and a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference—China’s highest national advisory body—in 1983. He belongs to the Chinese Writers’ Association, and is on the boards of directors of the Chinese Translators’ Association and the Soong Ching Ling Foundation.
His literary translations, ranging from the classical to the modern, include the Ming Dynasty masterpiece Outlaws of the Marsh and famed twentieth-century outcries against bigotry and backwardness such as Ba Jin’s The Family and Mao Dun’s Spring Silkworms. Outstanding among his own works are Jews in Old China: Studies by Chinese Scholars; The Law and the Lore of Chinese Criminal Justice; A Sampler of Chinese Literature from the Ming Dynasty to Mao Zedong; and his autobiography I Chose China. Shapiro has lectured on China in America, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Israel, and Holland. He resides in Beijing.
Title: Deng Xiaoping and the Cultural Revolution: A...
Book Condition: Used: Very Good
Book Description C Bertelsmann, 2005., 2005. Hardcover. Near fine in very good dust jacket. Asia: China; Ships in a box directly from our store in Santa Barbara, California. Seller Inventory # U038551476X