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The Resource The corpse walker : real life stories : China from the bottom up, Liao Yiwu ; translated from the Chinese by Wen Huang

The corpse walker : real life stories : China from the bottom up, Liao Yiwu ; translated from the Chinese by Wen Huang

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The corpse walker : real life stories : China from the bottom up
Title
The corpse walker
Title remainder
real life stories : China from the bottom up
Statement of responsibility
Liao Yiwu ; translated from the Chinese by Wen Huang
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Language
eng
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 amazon.com
Summary
A collection of oral histories reveals the lives of ordinary Chinese men and women, including a professional mourner, a leper, an abbot, a retired government official, and a political prisoner
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Writing style
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238383
Cataloging source
DLC
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1958-
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Liao, Yiwu
Dewey number
362.850951
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD8736.5
LC item number
.L56 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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Huang, Wen
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True
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  • Working class
  • Social structure
  • China
  • China
Target audience
adult
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real life stories : China from the bottom up
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The corpse walker : real life stories : China from the bottom up, Liao Yiwu ; translated from the Chinese by Wen Huang
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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663936
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pages cm
Isbn
9780375425424
Lccn
2007034160
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9780375425424
  • (OCoLC)166290668
Label
The corpse walker : real life stories : China from the bottom up, Liao Yiwu ; translated from the Chinese by Wen Huang
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
663936
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780375425424
Lccn
2007034160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780375425424
  • (OCoLC)166290668

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