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Author Kang, Zhengguo.

Title Confessions : an innocent life in Communist China / Kang Zhengguo ; translated by Susan Wilf.

Imprint New York : W. W. Norton, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    895.18 Kang,Z KAN    Available
Description xxiv, 455 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This memoir of human resilience in the face of nightmarish power draws us into the intersections of everyday life and Communist power from the first days of "Liberation" in 1949 through the Tiananmen Square protests and after. The son of a professional family, Kang is a free spirit, drawn to literature. In Mao's China, these innocuous circumstances expose him at the age of twenty to a fierce struggle session, expulsion from university, and a four-year term of hard labor in Xi'an's Number Two Brickyard. So begins his long stay in the prison-camp system, a story of hardship and poignance, of warmth and humor in the face of cruelty. He finally escapes by forfeiting his identity: at age twenty-eight he is adopted by an aging bachelor in a peasant village, enabling him to start a new life. Rehabilitated after Mao's death, Kang finds himself still subject to the recurring nightmare of party authority.--From publisher description.
Language Translated from the Chinese.
Subject Kang, Zhengguo.
Authors, Chinese -- 20th century -- Biography.
Added Title Wo de fan dong zhi shu. English
ISBN 9780393064674

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