|Born in the
Year of the Tiger, Hu Nu, unwanted female child, is nearly
given away as a one-year-old bride in a Chinese village. She
grows up during the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution, when
traditional values are challenged by the politicized young,
and nonconformity is repressed with brutal humiliation,
examples of which she witnesses daily in her neighbourhood
and in her school. Hu Nu joins the Red Guard movement more
out of fear than conviction, later to reject it bitterly for
its senseless cruelty. Using first-person and third-person
narratives, Lien Chao captures thirty-five years of recent
Chinese history through the gripping stories of Hu Nü and
her generation as they survive both political repression in
Mao’s China and outdated attitudes to women.
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-920661-92-5
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Publication Date: 2001
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