Sounds of the River: A Young Man's University Days in Beijing
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Sounds of the River is a book written by Da Chen. Da Chen is a chinese author born in Fujian, China in 1962. He grew up in Fujian and later decided to move to beijing to attend college. The then finished top in his class and moved to the United States. He attended Columbia University with a full scholarship and graduated in 1990. He has written many other books about his life just like this one. In this book he wrote about his experience at college and the hardships he went through to be success...more
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The book Sounds of the River was a book that affected my viewpoint of China. I personally do not like this book because this author is using his perspective talking about something that only happened to a specific type of people in China. For example in the previous of the book, there was an old lady on the train. However, she was a really rude lady that took Da's sit on the train. Although Da was holding his ticket and showing that he owned this spot, the old lady was not going anywhere. The...more
After the spring break, we began to have a free reading project in English class for three weeks. I choose the book sounds of the river, and the only reason that I chose this book at that time is because it is a story that happened in China, which makes me feels like this book will be a little bit easier. Later I start the book, I find out it is a story that is really interesting, since I never have that kind of experience in China before.
The story begins at a re ...more