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The Good Women of China by Xinran
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Jul 25, 2015

it was amazing
bookshelves: adult, big-issues, china, history, non-fiction, oppressive-government

This book is a narrative of women's lives during the Chinese Cultural revolution without being preachy or even sentimental, it just tells the personal stories along with the connections and stories of the author.

It is powerful, and illustrates how governments have such a responsibility to create opportunities for people to flourish rather than be down trodden enough so survival is the normal mindset. This book helps me understand some of the issues plaguing China's society now. We are now seeing the remnants of a harsher and more self protective time.

Read it for a glimpse into a difficult and harsh time for those who lived through it.
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Started Reading
July 24, 2015 – Finished Reading
July 25, 2015 – Shelved
July 25, 2015 – Shelved as: adult
July 25, 2015 – Shelved as: big-issues
July 25, 2015 – Shelved as: china
July 25, 2015 – Shelved as: history
July 25, 2015 – Shelved as: non-fiction
July 25, 2015 – Shelved as: oppressive-government

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