China's Son: Growing Up in the Cultural Revolution




      China's Son: Growing Up in the Cultural Revolution
A candid memoir about growing up during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, adapted by the author from his Colors of the Mountain, published by Random House.Da Chen was born in China in 1962 The grandson of a landlord, he and his family were treated as outcasts in Communist China In school, Da was an excellent student until a teacher told him that, because of his family s crimes, he could never be than a poor farmer Feeling his fate was hopeless, Da responded by dropping out and hanging around with a gang However, after Mao s death, Da realized that an education and college might be possible, but he had to make up for the time he d wasted He began to study all day and into the night His entire family rallied to help him succeed, working long hours in the rice fields and going into debt to ensure that Da would have an education When the final exam results were posted, he had one of the highest scores in the region and had earned a place at the prestigious Beijing University Now his family s past would not harm their future From the Hardcover edition. Download China's Son: Growing Up in the Cultural Revolution author Da Chen – heartforum.co.uk

Da Chen born in 1962 in Fujian, China is a Chinese author whose works include Brothers, China s Son, Sounds of the River, Sword, and Colors of the Mountain A graduate of Beijing Language and Culture University and Columbia Law School, Da Chen lived in the Hudson Valley in New York but has recently moved to Torrance, California with his wife, the paranormal romance author Sunni, and two children Brothers has been awarded best book of 2006 by The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald and Publishers Weekly from Wikipedia

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • China's Son: Growing Up in the Cultural Revolution
  • Da Chen
  • English
  • 06 July 2018
  • 044022926X

10 thoughts on “ China's Son: Growing Up in the Cultural Revolution

  1. Tarn Potter says:

    Is it too late to know about Cultural Revolution in China in period of Chairman Mao, 1966 If yes, it is my personal fault I am a Thai pampered girl who never opens her eyes, seeing something s near and valuable but swinging her eyes on something beyond and hard to reach to then was suffered.If no, it is my turn to repay it by reviewing this book, China s Son growing up in the Cultural Revolution, to make it is part of my beau...

  2. Reid says:

    The interesting story of growing up in the Cultural Revolution.Da Chen s family was outcast during this time because they had been landlords Da Chen tells what it was like for his family and himself to fight off the discrimination and humiliation at the hands of neighbors and townspeople because of his family and his background.Humorous at times, gut wrenching at other times this is an honest book about the human struggle to survive in really tough times.Da and his brother Jin found a way out The interesting story of growing up in the Cultural Revolution.Da Chen s family was outcast during this time because they had been landlords Da Chen tells what it was like for his family and himself to fight off the discrimination and humiliation at the hands of neighbors and townspeople because of his family and his background.Humorous at times, gu...

  3. Mabel says:

    During the 1950s and 1960s, China faced a time of revolution Communist became the most common and trust belief while previously rich landlords were now treated as outcasts Da Chen s family had previously been wealthy during his grandfather s time but by his birth his family no longer had the wealth or status that they previously had As his family was treated as an outcast by society Da decided to drop out of school and join a gang secretly This lifestyle continued but when Communist Party During the 1950s and 1960s, China faced a time of revolution Communist became the most common and trust belief while previously rich landlords were now trea...

  4. Jill says:

    This is a memoir with twists as convoluted as real life despair, hope, irresponsibility, and dedication take their turns The end result is a not altogether comfortable story of growing up in 1970s China Unlike many memoirs or biographies, China s Son Growing Up in ...

  5. Jenny says:

    Biography of Da Chen growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution He comes from a dispsed landlord family, and struggles against that prejudice He is tormented in school and almost leaves repeate...

  6. Shika says:

    The Chinese Great Proletartian Cultural Revolution from the view of a country boy who is the son of a former landlord.

  7. Amy Young says:

    I ve got to stop trolling for Kindle library books I hadn t realized I d read this about ten years ago I liked it better then.

  8. عمران ابن مصر says:

    The interesting story of growing up in the Cultural Revolution.Da Chen s family was outcast during this time because they had been landlords Da Chen tells what it was like for his family and himself to fight off the discrimination and humiliation at the hands of neighbors and townspeople because of his family and his background.Humorous at times, gut wrenching at other times this is an honest book about the human struggle to survive in really tough times.Da and his brother Jin found a way out The interesting story of growing up in the Cultural Revolution.Da Chen s family was outcast during this time because they had been landlords Da Chen tells what it was like for his family and himself to fight off the discrimination and humiliation at the hands of neighbors and townspeople because of his family and his background.Humorous at times, gut wrenchi...

  9. Heather says:

    Da Chen grew up during China s Cultural Revolution Due to his ancestry, he lost a lot of opportunities he otherwise would have had China s Son is his memoir of the years under Mao and just after the leader s death I found it to be fascinating The writing is very good, often using similes and metaphors to create lovely word pictures It reads quickly I recommend it...

  10. Patricia Eichenlaub says:

    A very touching story A little too simply told.

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