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Daughters of the Flower Fragrant Garden: Two Sisters Separated by China's Civil War

Daughters of the Flower Fragrant Garden: Two Sisters Separated by China's Civil War

Li, Zhuqing

Hardcover

Biographies GeneralChinese History

Publisher Price: $27.95

ISBN10: 0393541770
ISBN13: 9780393541779
Publisher: W W Norton & Co
Published: Jun 21 2022
Pages: 368
Weight: 1.15
Height: 1.30 Width: 6.10 Depth: 9.20
Language: English

Jun and Hong were scions of a once great southern Chinese family. Each other's best friend, they grew up in the 1930s during the final days of Old China before the tumult of the twentieth century brought political revolution, violence, and a fractured national identity. By a quirk of timing, at the end of the Chinese Civil War, Jun ended up on an island under Nationalist control, and then settled in Taiwan, married a Nationalist general, and lived among fellow exiles at odds with everything the new Communist regime stood for on the mainland. Hong found herself an ocean away on the mainland, forced to publicly disavow both her own family background and her sister's decision to abandon the party. A doctor by training, to overcome the suspicion created by her family circumstances, Hong endured two waves of re-education and internal exile, forced to work in some of the most desperately poor, remote areas of the country.

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