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Vent d'est, vent d'ouest by Pearl S. Buck
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Jun 24, 2008

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bookshelves: july-pile, 1920s-1930s, asian-lit, read2008
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The Nobel Prize winner first novel. Written in 1925, it tells of the clash of the modern occident values and the traditional ancestral Chinese values.

This is the story of a woman raised in the old China's traditions who is wed to a young Chinese man educated in the West. Both have to find a balance between East and West between the old and the modern to built a life. Interesting sociological point of view, a simple but not simplistic style and a love story that grew out of respect and the desire to work things out, to find a way to be happy together. Something that we in our fast, rapid, consume and discard world we have forgotten.

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