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BERYL GREY
Through the Bamboo Curtain
Reynal & Co, New York, NY, 1966, 1st US Ed. Hardbound. Through the Bamboo Curtain by Beryl Grey. Published by Reynal & Co, New York, NY, 1966. 1st US Edition. Hardbound, Paper DJ. Size 8vo (up to 9-1/2'' tall). Condition: VG in Cut DJ. Discarded Library Book. DJ synopsis cut and pasted inside front and back cover. Gift dedication to library inside front cover. 127 Pgs. a fresh view of cultural life in Red china as seen by one of England's foremost ballerinas. Illustrated with black white photographs. Description text copyright 2005 BooksForComfort. Item ID 9700.. VG in Cut DJ. Discarded Library Book. DJ synopsis cut and pasted inside front and back cover. Gift dedication to library inside front cover. 8vo..
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0805076158 JOHN POMFRET, Chinese Lessons: five Classmates and the Story of the New China
JOHN POMFRET
Chinese Lessons: five Classmates and the Story of the New China
Henry Holt & Co, New York, NY, 2006, 1st Stated Ed 1st Pr. Hardbound. Chinese Lessons: five Classmates and the Story of the New China by John Pomfret. Published by Henry Holt & Co, New York, NY, 2006. 1st Stated Edition1st Printing. Hardbound, Paper DJ. Size 8vo (up to 9-1/2'' tall). Condition: Fine in Good DJ. 315 Pgs. ISBN 0805076158. LCCN 2006041211. As one the first American students admitted to China after the communist revolution, the author was exposed to a country still emerging from the twin tragedies of the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. Crammed into a dorm room with 7 Chinese men, he contended with all manner of cultural differences, from too-short beds and roommates intent on glimpsing a white man naked, to the need for cloak-and-dagger efforts to conceal his relationships with Chinese women. Amidst all that, he immersed himself in the remarkable lives of his classmates. Beginning with his first day in China, the book takes us down the often torturous paths that brought together the Nanjing University History Class of 1982: Old Wu's father was killed during the Cultural Revolution for the crime of being an intellectual; Book Idiot Zhou labored in the fields for years rather than agree to a Party-arranged marriage; and Little Guan was forced to publicly denounce and humiliate her father. As the author follows his classmates from childhood to adulthood, he examines the effect of China's transition from near-feudal communism to first-world capitalism. The result is an illuminating report from present-day China, and a moving portrait of its extraordinary people. Illustrated with photos. Description text copyright 2011 BooksForComfort. Item ID 24939. ISBN: 0805076158. Fine in Good DJ. 8vo..
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PERCY CHEN
China Called Me, My Life Inside the Chinese Revolution
Little, Brown & Co, Boston, MA, 1979, 1st Stated Ed. Hardbound. China Called Me, My Life Inside the Chinese Revolution by Percy Chen. Published by Little, Brown & Co, Boston, MA, 1979. 1st Stated Edition. Hardbound, Paper DJ. Size 8vo (up to 9-1/2'' tall). Condition: Fine in Chipped DJ. 423 Pgs. ISBN 0316138495. LCCN 79-13945. In this book, the author recalls an extraordinary life with charm, intimacy, and a shrewd lawyer's eye for the pertinent detail. Barrister, diplomat, journalist, entrepreneur, and adventurer, he has been an observer-participant in many tumultuous events of modern Chinese history. This book is at once a captivating history and an exotic true-life adventure. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Description text copyright 2007 BooksForComfort. Item ID 14253. ISBN: 0316138495. Fine in Chipped DJ. 8vo..
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