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The Resource Nine continents : a memoir in and out of China, Xiaolu Guo

Nine continents : a memoir in and out of China, Xiaolu Guo

Label
Nine continents : a memoir in and out of China
Title
Nine continents
Title remainder
a memoir in and out of China
Statement of responsibility
Xiaolu Guo
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Xiaolu Guo is one of the most acclaimed Chinese-born writers of her generation, an iconoclastic and completely contemporary voice. Her vivid, poignant memoir, Nine Continents is the story of a curious mind coming of age in an inhospitable country, and her determination to seek a life beyond the limits of its borders. Xiaolu Guo has traveled further than most to become who she needed to be. Now, as she experiences the birth of her daughter in a London maternity ward surrounded by women from all over the world, she looks back on that journey. It begins in the fishing village shack on the East China Sea where her illiterate grandparents raised her, and brings her to a rapidly changing Beijing, full of contradictions: a thriving underground art scene amid mass censorship, curious Westerners who held out affection only to disappear back home. Eventually Xiaolu determined to see the world beyond China for herself, and now, after fifteen years in Europe, her words resonate with the insight of someone both an outsider and at home, in a world far beyond the country of her birth. Nine Continents presents a fascinating portrait of China in the eighties and nineties, how the Cultural Revolution shaped families, and how the country's economic ambitions gave rise to great change. It is also a moving testament to the birth of a creative spirit, and of a new generation being raised to become citizens of the world. It confirms Xiaolu Guo as one of world literature's most urgent voices."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guo, Xiaolu
Dewey number
  • 823/.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9450.9.G86
LC item number
Z46 2017b
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Guo, Xiaolu
  • Authors, Chinese
  • Authors, English
  • Women
  • China
Target audience
adult
Label
Nine continents : a memoir in and out of China, Xiaolu Guo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The past is a foreign country -- Shitang: tales of the East China Sea -- Wenling: life in a communist compound -- Beijing: the whirlpool of life -- Europe: in the land of nomads -- In the face of birth and death
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780802127136
Lccn
2017032639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1004957178
  • (OCoLC)1004957178
  • 1095005
Label
Nine continents : a memoir in and out of China, Xiaolu Guo
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The past is a foreign country -- Shitang: tales of the East China Sea -- Wenling: life in a communist compound -- Beijing: the whirlpool of life -- Europe: in the land of nomads -- In the face of birth and death
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780802127136
Lccn
2017032639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1004957178
  • (OCoLC)1004957178
  • 1095005

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