Four Sisters of Hofei

Four Sisters of Hofei

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Through the stories of four sisters born between 1907 and 1914, a renowned historian examines a century of change in Chinese culture and in women's lives. Now in their late eighties and early nineties, the four Chang sisters lived through a century of historic change in China. In this extraordinary work, assembled with the benefit of letters, diaries, family histories, poetry, journals and interviews, Annping Chin shapes the story of one family into a riveting chronicle that provides a unique insight into the old China and its transition into the new. From prosperity to persecution, from foreign wars to Cultural Revolution, "Four Sisters of Hofei" is an intensely personal and sweeping story that illustrates the complex history of a complex culture.
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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 122 x 196 x 22mm | 299.38g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747561885
  • 9780747561880

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'Anyone who enjoyed WILD SWANS by Jung Chang should grab a copy of this ... the prolific correspondence spanning a century of change, provides an intimate glimpse of private lives, as well as a chronicle of Chinese culture' Hello! 'Through these seven lives, Chin paints a history of early-20th-century China that leaves one hungry to know more ... The miracle is that all four sisters were still alive to give Chin their subtly differing versions of events' Daily Telegraph
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About Ann-Ping Chin

Ann Ping Chin was born in Taiwan in 1950. Her family moved to America in 1962. The author of CHILDREN OF CHINA, based on interviews with children living in the People's Republic of China, and co-author with her husband Jonathan Spence of CHINESE CENTURY: A Photographic History of the Last Hundred Years. She currently teaches in the history department at Yale University.
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70 ratings
3.22 out of 5 stars
5 10% (7)
4 29% (20)
3 43% (30)
2 11% (8)
1 7% (5)
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