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Tiger Girl

Lien Chao 

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through the gripping stories of Hu Nü and her generation as they survive both political repression in Mao’s China and outdated attitudes to women.

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Lien Chao has observed Chinese life through her work in the community as well as her interactions with Chinese immigrants in ESL classrooms. She came to Canada in 1984. Her first book, Beyond Silence: Chinese Canadian Literature in English, was published in 1997 and won the Gabrielle Roy Award for Canadian Criticism. Her works include Maples and the Stream and More Than Skin Deep (poetry), Tiger Girl (Hu Nu) (memoir), and Strike the Wok: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Canadian Fiction (anthology).   
 
Also by Lien Chao:
  Beyond Silence (1997)
  literary critiscism
  paperback; $21.95
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  The Chinese Knot (2008)
  short stories
  paperback; $18.95
  More
 
   Maples and the Stream (1999)
   poetry
   paperback
   Out of print
 
   More Than Skin Deep (2004)
   poetry
   paperback
   Out of print
 
   Peng Ma: Abstract Ink Painting (2011)
   art book
   paperback; $48.00
   More
 
   Peng Ma: Chinese Brush Painting (2008)
   art book
   paperback; $36.00
   More
 
   Strike the Wok (2003)
   anthology
   paperback; $23.95
   More
 
   Wang Dehui (2008)
   art book
   paperback; $36.00
   More
 
   

Memoir
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-920661-92-5
$29.95 CAD ordered from Canada
$33.95 CAD ordered from US
Paperback ISBN:   978-0-920661-93-2
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$20.95 CAD ordered from US
eBook ISBN: 978-1-927494-12-7 (EPUB)
$9.99
240 pages
Publication Date:  2001

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