Blood Red Sunset: A Memoir of the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Blood Red Sunset

A Memoir of the Chinese Cultural Revolution

By Bo, Ma
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ISBN10: 0140159428 ISBN13: 9780140159424 Contributors: Goldblatt, Howard (Translator) Publisher: Penguin Group USA Published: Jul 1 1996 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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First banned in its native land, this earthy, unflinching memoir has become one of the biggest bestsellers in the history of China.

In 1968, a fervent young Red Guard joined the army of hotheaded adolescents who trekked to Inner Mongolia to spread the Cultural Revolution. After gaining a reputation as a brutal abuser of the local herd owners and nomads, Ma Bo casually criticized a Party Leader. Denounced as an "active counterrevolutionary" and betrayed by his friends, the idealistic youth was brutally beaten and imprisoned.

Charged with passion, never doctrinaire, Blood Red Sunset is a startlingly vivid and personal narrative that opens a window on the psyche of totalitarian excess that no other work of history can provide. This is a tale of ideology and disillusionment, a powerful work of political and literary importance.

"A deceptively straightforward story carried forward by deep currents of insight."--The Washington Post

"A genuine, no-holds-barred, unadorned piece of writing...echoing the realities of contemporary China."--Liu Binyan, The New York Times Book Review
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