Bold Plum: with the Guerillas in China's War against Japan

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Hsiao Li Lindsay is a master storyteller and a historian's dream. She offers a day-by-day account of flight from Beijing [in 1941] with Japanese troops in pursuit, years with the Communist guerrillas in North China, childbirth on the trail, and refuge in Yenan. Bold Plum shows us the communist movement in all its precarious local variation. Lindsay's keen eye and prodigious memory are a gift to us all. Gail Hershatter, Professor of History, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA./ This is a rare item. Bold Plum has all the virtues of a remarkably sharp authorial memory and a story line that ranges from tragically massacred peasant villages to living intimately with Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, Zhu De, Lin Biao, and the whole gang. Jerome Silbergeld, Professor of Chinese Art and Film, Princeton University, USA./ I just couldn't put Bold Plum down. Her courage and the choices she had to make are amazing. Fatima Jibrell, Goldman Environmental Prize 2002./ Hsiao Li lives in... More > Beijing, China.< Less
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  • By Ian Ruxton
    Oct 15, 2009
    "fascinating account " This is a high-quality autobiography skillfully blended with well-known world events (notably the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941) in a way which is gripping and makes the book hard to put down. There is a great story here which, as others have already observed, would make an excellent movie. Top marks!! (From the editor of Sir Ernest Satow's Peking Diaries, 1900-06, also available here on
  • By Pamela Collett
    Jul 12, 2007
    "For students and researchers of the history of modern China" June 9, 2007 The wartime China from 1937-1949 has not been sufficiently discussed in both the academic and popular realms. Bold Plum provides an alternative narrative from the official history-- one that is told by a Chinese woman whose lived an extraordinaray life during the time -- that will surely deepen our understanding of the rising power of the Communist China in rural northern China in the 1940s. It is my fortune to come across the publication of Bold Plum; it has given me so much information about the wartime China. I bought a copy of it and coudln't put it down. The story is a personal account of the argubly most important time of modern China, a nation was transforming into a socialist state. I highly recommand it to all students and reserachers of the history of (modern) China. Eliza Ho (Columbus Ohio)
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James Lindsay
October 1, 2011
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