Beijing Doll

Beijing Doll

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Banned in China for its candid exploration of a young girl's sexual awakening yet widely acclaimed as being "the first novel of 'tough youth' in China" (Beijing Today), Beijing Doll cuts a daring path through China's rock-and-roll subculture. This cutting edge novel -- drawn from the diaries the author kept throughout her teenage years -- takes readers to the streets of Beijing where a disaffected generation spurns tradition for lives of self expression, passion, and rock-and-roll. Chun Sue's explicit sensuality, unflinching attitude towards sex, and raw, lyrical style break new ground in contemporary Chinese literature.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 223 pages
  • 131 x 203 x 17mm | 204g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1594480206
  • 9781594480201
  • 1,038,462

Review quote

"Reveals the cruel youth of a new generation...reflects upon the fast changing society of Mainland China." --Asian Weekly

"This original...important book reveals with brutal frankness that the cruelties and frustrations of youth are not lost in translation. --Teen Vogue

"Reading about her adventures is like living vicariously through the most uninhibited girl you know." --YM
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About Chun Sue

Chun Sue lives in Beijing and is working on her second novel.
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908 ratings
2.84 out of 5 stars
5 9% (83)
4 18% (165)
3 33% (303)
2 27% (246)
1 12% (111)
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