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Seas are rising, Clouds and Waters Raging By Prairie Fire
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This is the first volume in a groundbreaking study of the Chinese Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. This volume covers the struggles from the end of the Great Leap Forward through May 16, 1966.... More > The Cultural Revolution was a groundbreaking event. Billions of people were mobilized to fight for communism. This important study overturns much of the received wisdom of that important time. This series of books is absolutely necessary for anyone who seeks to understand the struggle for communism in the twentieth century and today.< Less
Vision By Jurriaan Beckers
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A tragicomical story about being alone in chairman Mao's China. -- Sometimes you need a revolution to realise that the choices you made were wrong. -- Change slowly reaches a quiet village in... More > rural China, like a Diesel engine, taking time to speed up, but hard to stop once going. The change, started by big people in big cities, eventually trickles down to the agricultural communities. Xu lives in one of these, with the grandparents of his found and lost love, Yu-Lin. Like the revolution, Xu was also once new to the village. He was sent there from the city to learn and be changed. The routine which had set in is disturbed by the revolution, prompting Xu to reassess the choices he has made in the past. The turmoil during an expedition to find the much desired iron ore, followed by the hardship caused by the failing revolution force him to act.< Less
Vision By Jurriaan Beckers
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A tragicomical story about being alone in chairman Mao's China. -- Sometimes you need a revolution to realise that the choices you made were wrong. -- Change slowly reaches a quiet village in... More > rural China, like a Diesel engine, taking time to speed up, but hard to stop once going. The change, started by big people in big cities, eventually trickles down to the agricultural communities. Xu lives in one of these, with the grandparents of his found and lost love, Yu-Lin. Like the revolution, Xu was also once new to the village. He was sent there from the city to learn and be changed. The routine which had set in is disturbed by the revolution, prompting Xu to reassess the choices he has made in the past. The turmoil during an expedition to find the much desired iron ore, followed by the hardship caused by the failing revolution force him to act.< Less
NO PEKING PICNIC. 24 MONTHS WITH CHAIRMAN MAO By Hugh Llewelyn Davies
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Authentic description of life for a foreign diplomat living in Beijing at the height of the Cultural Revolution. China was still poor and in a state of chaos induced by Mao's attempt to transform... More > human nature and win a power struggle against his opponents. Behind it all was a major military confrontation with the Soviet Union and a sudden decision by Mao to begin seeking better relations with the USA. Only a couple of thousand foreigners lived in China then and their lives were constrained & sometimes dangerous. This book based on contemporary letters and recollections paints a vivid picture of how it was to live under Mao in the period 1969 to 1971. Amusing and informative and essential for anyone who knows China today and wants to learn something of the recent past.< Less
Quotations from Chairman Mao tse-Tung (The Little Red Book) By Mao Zedong
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Quotations from Chairman Mao tse-Tung (Mao Zedong) is a book of selected statements from speeches and writings by Mao, the former Chairman of the Communist Party of China, published from 1964 to... More > about 1976 and widely distributed during the Cultural Revolution. Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung was originally compiled by an office of the PLA Daily as an inspirational political and military document. The initial publication covered 23 topics with 200 selected quotations by the Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, and was entitled 200 Quotations from Chairman Mao. It was first given to delegates of a conference on 5 January 1964 who were asked to comment on it. In response to the views of the deputies and compilers of the book, the work was expanded to address 25 topics with 267 quotations, and the title was changed simply to Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung.< Less
Simply May By Starr Sackstein
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Mei-Shai is a teenager living in Shanghai during the Cultural Revolution. Chairman Mao’s China has the Chinese people scared & all of the young people have become his foot-soldiers except... More > the group of subversives. Unsatisfied with life she is now forced to lead, she decides to act for the first time in her life because she is sure there is a better life out there for her. America is nothing like what they know & Mei-Shai takes to it much better than her weaker friend. The two encounter the hippie movement first hand when they are taken into a commune, accepting the kindness of strangers as they struggle to learn about themselves & their new surroundings. The social issues of the time become a stumbling block for May to learn on, but she knows perseverance is the only way to succeed.< Less
Simply May By Starr Sackstein
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Mei-Shai is a teenager living in Shanghai during the Cultural Revolution. Chairman Mao’s China has the Chinese people scared & all of the young people have become his foot-soldiers except... More > the group of subversives. Unsatisfied with life she is now forced to lead, she decides to act for the first time in her life because she is sure there is a better life out there for her. America is nothing like what they know & Mei-Shai takes to it much better than her weaker friend. The two encounter the hippie movement first hand when they are taken into a commune, accepting the kindness of strangers as they struggle to learn about themselves & their new surroundings. The social issues of the time become a stumbling block for May to learn on, but she knows perseverance is the only way to succeed.< Less
The Girl With Complicated Thoughts By Wei Wei Shemilt
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40 years ago, China was plunged into dark chaos. The 'Cultural Revolution' was synonymous with torture and death, a decade of misery for all. 11-year-old Jiangwei watched in horror the tragedies... More > unfold around her. She began looking after her younger sister and working in the fields. As 'bourgeois intellectuals', her parents were put into a concentration camp and then the family was banished to a remote flood-ridden area. At the age of 15, she found extraordinary courage to escape. She became a fitter of farm machinery back in Beijing. With only 5 years of education behind her, she secretly taught herself middle school subjects including English. After 7 long years she passed the university entrance exams which were held for the first time in eleven years and was enrolled in Peking University. However the country was still under a totalitarian regime. When Jiangwei met Robert, an English journalist from The Times, their courtship could result in her being sent to a labour camp...< Less
Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung (The Little Red Book) & Other Works By Mao Zedong
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Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung (The Little Red Book) comprises 427 quotations, divided thematically into 33 chapters. It is also called "Thoughts of Chairman Mao" by many Chinese... More > people. The quotations range in length from a sentence to a few short paragraphs, and borrow heavily from a group of about two dozen documents in the four volumes of Mao's Selected Works. In the book's latter half, a strong empiricist tendency evidences itself in Mao's thought. By May 1967, bookstores in 117 countries and territories around the world. From the original edition with Hou Bo’s photographs, the official photographer of Mao Zedong . Enriched by two other works of Mao, and Lin Biao’s epigraph from the 1966 French edition (with a fault).< Less
The One-Tree Grove, 2nd Edition By YeShell
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"It reveals social and cultural aspects of life in rural China - something that most North Americans ... don't have a clue about," said Ms. K. Green. "It has been the first time for... More > me to read a novel so sincere, simple and so fully detailed about China," a female reader from Vancouver commented. "This story give insight into the political, educational and economic climate in China in 1970s," Ms. Henriette Toth said. Meinia was a pretty village girl living in Xishuangbanna, China. Just after her graduation from high school, she was appointed accountant of her village. Responding to Chairman Mao's call, five members of Zhiqing (city high school graduates) came to her village. She and other villagers did their best to help the Zhiqing. But these Zhiqing inflicted huge and lasting hurt and pains on her and the villagers, ...... Filling with songs, and full of wisdom of an oriental culture, this is a bright love story for all readers.< Less

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