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Daughter of China

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When they met, Xu Meihong was 26, a Chinese army officer, spy, and shining example of her country's best and brightest. Larry Engelmann, 47, was a rumpled history professor from California visiting China (just 10 months before the massacre at Tiananmen Square) as part of an academic exchange program. A true innocent abroad, he immediately began taking hundreds of pictures, ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published 1999 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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Moses Loongthee
Mar 25, 2016 Moses Loongthee rated it really liked it
This book is so thrilling. We get to see Meshing Xu's life through her communist country, but we also witness the love that survives through the hard times that she faces. You can't put this book down for a second because there is always so much that is going on, that makes you wanting to read more. Daughter of China lets you get a glimpse of what it would be life if you lived under the China Communist state. It was strict, hard, suffering, and real. Would you imagine yourself in China during ...more
Ann
Feb 16, 2010 Ann rated it really liked it
This was a very interested book. The story includes the author's ancestry and stories of their lives. It goes back to warlords, the Japanese invasion, the start of communionism, the cultural revolution, and more. The book is an easy read and hard to put down.
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Feb 20, 2014 Alice Schlemmer rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent book. I read it quite a while ago,but it is one I highly recommend. It is a real "eye opener"!
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Apr 03, 2016 Esther Dushinsky rated it it was amazing
I liked how the writers kept the book's pace by going back to the past, and then the present, giving us a picture as the story progressed.
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It was tediously fascinating. I've never read anything set inside Communist China before.
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