The Resource Message from an unknown Chinese mother : stories of loss and love, Xinran ; translated from Chinese by Nicky Harman

Message from an unknown Chinese mother : stories of loss and love, Xinran ; translated from Chinese by Nicky Harman

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Message from an unknown Chinese mother : stories of loss and love
Title
Message from an unknown Chinese mother
Title remainder
stories of loss and love
Statement of responsibility
Xinran ; translated from Chinese by Nicky Harman
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Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
A collection of heartrending stories of Chinese women who have unwillingly abandoned or given their infant daughters because of the one-child-only policy or cultural traditions that prefer boys
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Message from an unknown Chinese mother
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Summary
Xinran has gained entrance to the most pained, secret chambers in the hearts of Chinese mothers—students, successful businesswomen, midwives, peasants—who have given up their daughters. Whether as a consequence of the single-child policy, destructive age-old traditions, or hideous economic necessity, these women had to give up their daughters for adoption; others even had to watch as their baby daughters were taken away at birth and drowned. Xinran beautifully portrays the “extra-birth guerrillas” who travel the roads and the railways, evading the system, trying to hold on to more than one baby; naive young girl students who have made life-wrecking mistakes; the “pebble mother” on the banks of the Yangzte River still looking into the depths for her stolen daughter; peasant women rejected by their families because they can’t produce a male heir; and Little Snow, the orphaned baby fostered by Xinran but confiscated by the state.--Publisher
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381442
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
306.874/30951
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ759
LC item number
.X56 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
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Xinran
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Message from an unknown Chinese mother : stories of loss and love, Xinran ; translated from Chinese by Nicky Harman
Publication
Note
Translation of: Niang
Contents
The first mother I met who had lost her daughter -- "The mothers of girls are all heartsick" -- The midwife's story -- The dishwasher who twice tried to kill herself -- Extra-birth guerilla troops : a father on the run -- Red Mary of the orphanage -- A morality tale for our times -- Bonds of love : stones and leaves -- Little Snow, where are you?
Control code
ocn646112786
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvii, 239 p.
Isbn
9781451610895
System control number
(OCoLC)646112786

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