Daughter of Good Fortune: A Twentieth-Century Chinese Peasant Memoir

Author:   Huiqin Chen ,  Shehong Chen ,  Delia Davin
Publisher:   University of Washington Press
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9780295994925


Pages:   336
Publication Date:   03 March 2015
Format:   Paperback
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Daughter of Good Fortune tells the story of Chen Huiqin and her family through the tumultuous 20th century in China. She witnessed the Japanese occupation during World War II, the Communist Revolution in 1949 and its ensuing Land Reform, the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, and the Reform Era. Chen was born into a subsistence farming family, became a factory worker, and lived through her village's relocation to make way for economic development. Her family's story of urbanization is representative of hundreds of millions of rural Chinese.

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Author:   Huiqin Chen ,  Shehong Chen ,  Delia Davin
Publisher:   University of Washington Press
Imprint:   University of Washington Press
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 2.40cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.431kg
ISBN:  

9780295994925


ISBN 10:   0295994924
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   03 March 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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A faithful and meticulous transcription of her mother's narrative. . . She has done a great service not only to Chen Huiqin, but also to readers who would like to understand the transformation of village life currently underway in China. -- Richard King * Pacific Affairs *


Chen Huiqin's memoir, Daughter of Good Fortune, provides a rare glimpse of life in rural China during the twentieth century. * Twentieth-Century China * This book offers invaluable insights into the social history of rural China from a peasant perspective. Indeed, it reflects China's history in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and does so in a much more nuanced way than other Chinese memoirs available on the Western book market. * Nan Nu: Men, Women, & Gender in China * A faithful and meticulous transcription of her mother's narrative. . . She has done a great service not only to Chen Huiqin, but also to readers who would like to understand the transformation of village life currently underway in China. -- Richard King * Pacific Affairs *


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Chen Huiqin was born in 1931 in Wang Family Village, in Jiading Country near Shanghai, and now lives on her ancestral land. Shehong Chen is associate professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She is the author of Being Chinese, Becoming Chinese American. Delia Davin is emeritus professor of Chinese studies at the University of Leeds. She is the author of Woman Work: Women and the Party in Revolutionary China.

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