Spring Moon: A Novel of China
At a time of mystery and cruelty ... in an ancient land of breathtaking beauty and exotic surprise ... a courageous woman triumphs over her world's ultimate tragedy.
Behind the garden walls of the House of Chang, pampered daughter Spring Moon is born into luxury and privilege. But the tempests of change sweep her into a new world -- one of hardship, turmoil, and heartbreak...more
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Spring Moon is a novel about the house of Chang in Soochow and the house of Woo,in Peking.
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Apart from the difficulties I had with some of the names like 'Bold Talent',Noble Promise Fragrant Snow, Lotus Delight, Glad Promise and the initial confusion I had about the Chinese hour,day and year like 't ...more
I remember this being a sweeping read, which left me with that feeling of having been on a grand journey. Starting in the late 19th century, the reader follows a pampered daughter of Imperial China, Spring Moon, through the sweeping changes of China in the 20th century, and those of her personal life, covering almost 100 years and multiple generations. Despite its big scope, it is the small things that left the biggest impressions.
I read the republished 2004 edi ...more
The book follows our heroine from her childhood through her life as C ...more
Je n'ai pas dépassé la page 131, je m'ennuyais trop. J'ai lu de très bonnes histoires situées en Chine, l'auteur est très loin d'y arriver. Le fait que le personnage principal soit antipathique... Je préfère de loin Pearl Buck et "Pavillon de femmes".
Again, I highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in China.
Spring Moon's daughter in the book, Lustrous Jade, who dev ...more
Pero’ i gigli d’oro per le donne e il codino per gli uomini avrebbero preso, in ogni caso, il sentiero che conduce oltre le sorgenti gialle...
La traduzione / spiegazione di alcuni termini sarebbe stata utile (senza dover ricorrere obbligatoriamente a wiki-monopolio-pedia).
Il respiro di Pan Ko divenne i venti e le nuvole, la sua voce il rombo del tuon ...more
Books based on Asian culture distress me more than any other kinds of books I've read. The treatment of women leaves me feeling so exposed & vulnerable. I'm not sure why I react this way. Perhaps it is because there is suc ...more
"Spring Moon" tells the story of Spri ...more
It took me a while to finish this, but there was so much going on, my poor brain needed a rest. I will also admit at some spots it was rather dry. So yeah...it did take me some time to get through it. There was a lot going on and China went through many changes over such short amounts of time. It was a lot to take it, b ...more
This author was born in Shanghai in 1938 and, if it weren't for that, I would have concerns about this title. I loved the Chinese myths and legends that were included at the beginning of each chapter, but the life of the rich Changs seemed unbelievable at times. So odd to think they were l ...more
With her mother and father, Dora and Sandys Bao, she came to the United States at the age of eight when her father, a British-trained engineer, was sent there in 1946 by the Chinese government to purchase equipment. In 1949 Bette Bao Lord and her family were stranded in the United States when Mao Zedong ...more