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The Three Daughters of Madame Liang by Pearl S. Buck
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Aug 22, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction
Read in August, 2011

Found this book written in 1969 in our library and had a quick read. Very interesting perspective of China during Mao's time and before; written primarily from the viewpoint of four women, a strong Mother and her three daughters she had sent to America to be raised in freedom. Two come back to live in China.

A bit of sterotyping (Americans are all kind and happy) and a few "gay" times, so a little dated, but a good perspective on some of the struggles China has gone through. Many references to how the Chinese felt (feel?) they are the superior race and why that is true.

We - at least I - forget how much turmoil the Chinese have been through historically and even in very recent times, tending to think about how strong she has become in today's global market. After reading this, I wonder how strong they really are and will be able to be given who they are...


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