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The promise: tales of love and loss in modern China

The promise: tales of love and loss in modern China

Xinran, 1958- author; Spence, William, translator

Xinran begins with the magic and tragedy of one young couple's wedding night in 1950, and goes on to tell personal experiences of loss, grief and hardship through China's extraordinary century. In doing so she tells a bigger story - how traditional Chinese values have been slowly eroded by the tide of modernity and how their outlooks on love, and the choices they've made in life, have been all been affected by the great upheavals of Chinese history

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Bloomsbury, 2020
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Statement of responsibility: Xinran ; translated from the Chinese by William Spence
ISBN: 144821789X, 9781448217892
Note: Translated from the Chinese.
Note: This translation originally published: London: I.B. Tauris, 2019.
Physical Description: 288 pages : map (black and white) ; 20 cm
Subject: China Social conditions 1912-1949.; China History 20th century.; China Social conditions 1949-; China Social life and customs 1912-1949.; Han family.; History.; China Social life and customs 1949-