The Resource The great flowing river : a memoir of China, from Manchuria to Taiwan, (ebook)

The great flowing river : a memoir of China, from Manchuria to Taiwan, (ebook)

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The great flowing river : a memoir of China, from Manchuria to Taiwan
Title
The great flowing river
Title remainder
a memoir of China, from Manchuria to Taiwan
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Heralded as a literary masterpiece and a best-seller in the Chinese-speaking world, The Great Flowing River is a personal account of the history of modern China and Taiwan unlike any other. In this eloquent autobiography, the noted scholar, writer, and teacher Chi Pang-yuan recounts her youth in mainland China and adulthood in Taiwan. Chi's remarkable life, told in rich and striking detail, humanizes the eventful and turbulent times in which she lived.The Great Flowing River begins as a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of China's war with Japan. Chi depicts life in pre-occupation Manchuria and gives an eyewitness account of life in China during the war with Japan. She tells the tale of her youthful romance with a dashing pilot that ends tragically when he is shot down in the last days of the war. The book describes the deepening political divide in China and her choice to take a job in Taiwan, where she would remain after the Communist victory. Chi details her growth as an educator, scholar, and promoter of Chinese literature in translation and her realization that despite her roots in China, she has found a home in Taiwan, giving an immersive account of the postwar history of Taiwan from a mainlander's perspective. A novelistic, epoch-defining narrative, The Great Flowing River unites the personal and intimate with the grand sweep of history
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Midwest
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Qi, Bangyuan
Dewey number
  • 895.18/5103
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Modern chinese literature from taiwan
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  • Qi, Bangyuan
  • Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945
  • Electronic books
  • China
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • Authors, Chinese
Target audience
adult
Label
The great flowing river : a memoir of China, from Manchuria to Taiwan, (ebook)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231547819
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12061176
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12061176
System control number
MWT12061176
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The great flowing river : a memoir of China, from Manchuria to Taiwan, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231547819
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12061176
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12061176
System control number
MWT12061176
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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