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Author Liao, Yiwu, 1958-

Title The corpse walker : real life stories, China from the bottom up / Liao Yiwu ; translated from the Chinese and with an introduction by Wen Huang.

Imprint New York : Pantheon Books, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    362.85 LIA    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiv, 320 p. ; 25 cm.
Summary A compilation of twenty-seven extraordinary oral histories that opens a window, unlike any other, onto the lives of ordinary, often outcast, Chinese men and women. Liao Yiwu (one of the best-known writers in China because he is also one of the most censored) chose his subjects from the bottom of Chinese society: people for whom the "new" China--the China of economic growth and globalization--is no more beneficial than the old. Here are a professional mourner, a trafficker in humans, a leper, an abbot, a retired government official, a former landowner, a mortician, a feng shui master, a former Red Guard, a political prisoner, a village teacher, a blind street musician, a Falun Gong practitioner, and many others--people who have been battered by life but who have managed to retain their dignity, their humor, and their essential, complex humanity. Liao's interviews were given from 1990 to 2003.--From
Subject Working class -- China.
Social structure -- China.
China -- Social conditions.
China -- Economic conditions.
ISBN 9780375425424

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