Daughter of China

Daughter of China : A True Story of Love and Betrayal

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This is the dramatic story of Meihong Xu, a remarkable woman trained as an elite member of the Chinese Army, who fell in love with the visiting American professor on whom she had been told to spy. DAUGHTER OF CHINA is the story of a love affair which changed two people's lives forever, but, more than that, it is an unforgettable depiction of life inside the rigid walls of Communist China. Interspersed with flashbacks to Meihong's childhood and to her family's painful history, this is a vivid and often shocking tale of humanity triumphing over brutality.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 130 x 190 x 26mm | 281.23g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747262780
  • 9780747262787
  • 1,406,212

Review quote

'Closer to Jung Chang's groundbreaking Wild Swans than many other memoirs, Daughter of China adds to the small number of Chinese memoirs that are really worth reading.' -- Literary Review 'I love this book ... Here is a story that should be sung as well as read. I will never forget it.' -- Yan Geling 'From the first riveting, provocative pages, Daughter of China held me spellbound ... A must-read for anyone with even a passing curiosity about the inner workings of Communist China.' -- Aimee Liu 'If Meihong Xu's story weren't true, a Hollywood scriptwriter would have invented it.' -- The Times
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About Meihong Xu

Meihong Xu joined the People's Liberation Army when she was seventeen. She now lives in the US. Larry Engelmann is the author of four previous books published in America.
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322 ratings
3.66 out of 5 stars
5 17% (55)
4 44% (143)
3 28% (90)
2 9% (29)
1 2% (5)
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