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The Resource Under red skies : three generations of life, loss, and hope in China, Karoline Kan

Under red skies : three generations of life, loss, and hope in China, Karoline Kan

Label
Under red skies : three generations of life, loss, and hope in China
Title
Under red skies
Title remainder
three generations of life, loss, and hope in China
Statement of responsibility
Karoline Kan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A deeply personal and shocking look at how China is coming to terms with its conflicted past as it emerges into a modern, cutting-edge superpower. Through the stories of three generations of women in her family, Karoline Kan, a former New York Times reporter based in Beijing, reveals how they navigated their way in a country beset by poverty and often-violent political unrest. As the Kans move from quiet villages to crowded towns and through the urban streets of Beijing in search of a better way of life, they are forced to confront the past and break the chains of tradition, especially those forced on women. Raw and revealing, Karoline Kan offers gripping tales of her grandmother, who struggled to make a way for her family during the Great Famine; of her great-uncle, a former Communist Red Guard; of her mother, who defied the One-Child Policy by giving birth to Karoline; of her cousin, a factory worker scraping by on 6 yuan (88 cents) per hour; and of herself, an ambitious millennial striving to find a job--and true love--during a time rife with bewildering social change. Under Red Skies is an engaging eyewitness account and Karoline's quest to understand the rapidly evolving, shifting sands of China. It is the first English-language memoir from a Chinese millennial to be published in America, and a fascinating portrait of an otherwise-hidden world, written from the perspective of those who live there."--Dust jacket
Storyline
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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10763224
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
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1989-
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Kan, Karoline
Dewey number
  • 951.06/10922
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
DS779.49.K36
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Kan, Karoline
  • China
  • Women
  • Intergenerational relations
  • China
  • Social change
  • China
Target audience
adult
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three generations of life, loss, and hope in China
Label
Under red skies : three generations of life, loss, and hope in China, Karoline Kan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: First and second generations. The second born ; A daughter's promise ; A home of our own ; We, the migrants in town ; The young patriot ; The gods vs. the ghosts ; A girl with big feet -- Part II: Third generation. Chunting gets a boyfriend ; Red silk shoes and a white dress ; Children of Tiananmen ; A cocktail bar in Beijing ; A train of dreams ; Foreign territory ; "A leftover woman" ; Ten hours for eighty yuan ; Forever red ; A people without roots ; Coming home
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 304 pages
Isbn
9780316412049
Lccn
2018036323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1049824271
  • (OCoLC)1049824271
Label
Under red skies : three generations of life, loss, and hope in China, Karoline Kan
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: First and second generations. The second born ; A daughter's promise ; A home of our own ; We, the migrants in town ; The young patriot ; The gods vs. the ghosts ; A girl with big feet -- Part II: Third generation. Chunting gets a boyfriend ; Red silk shoes and a white dress ; Children of Tiananmen ; A cocktail bar in Beijing ; A train of dreams ; Foreign territory ; "A leftover woman" ; Ten hours for eighty yuan ; Forever red ; A people without roots ; Coming home
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 304 pages
Isbn
9780316412049
Lccn
2018036323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1049824271
  • (OCoLC)1049824271

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