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Thirty Years in a Red House

3.49  ·  Rating Details ·  37 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
This volume provides an account of one family's experiences in post Communist China. The author documents his own coming of age and eventual departure from a country that failed to live up to the hard fought ideals of his father.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 15th 1999 by University of Massachusetts Press (first published February 1998)
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Stephen Gallup
May 19, 2014 Stephen Gallup rated it really liked it
I wrote the following review many years ago for a now-inactive Asian-American website called Jade Dragon Online (and subsequently I was pleased to get a note from the author, who said I'd understood the point of his book better than any other reviewer):

Emigrants from China have been producing intimate looks of the tumultuous events in their country for several years now. All that I have encountered make worthwhile contributions to the record of modern history.

For example, Jung Chang’s Wild Swan
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Mar 19, 2013 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good read on China. The book is detailed and engaging. BTW,he wrote the book in English
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