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The Resource The cowshed : memories of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Ji Xianlin ; translated from the Chinese by Chenxin Jiang ; introduction by Zha Jianying

The cowshed : memories of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Ji Xianlin ; translated from the Chinese by Chenxin Jiang ; introduction by Zha Jianying

Label
The cowshed : memories of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
Title
The cowshed
Title remainder
memories of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Ji Xianlin ; translated from the Chinese by Chenxin Jiang ; introduction by Zha Jianying
Title variation
Memories of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
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Summary
If a Chinese citizen has read one book on the Cultural Revolution, it is likely to be Ji Xianlin’sMemories of the Cowshed, a candid account of his year of imprisonment on the campus of Peking University and his later disillusionment with the cult of Mao worship. As the campus spirals into a political frenzy, Ji, a professor, is persecuted by lecturers and students from his own department. His home is raided, his most treasured possessions destroyed, and he endures hours of humiliation at brutal “struggle sessions.” He is eventually imprisoned in the “cowshed,” a makeshift prison for intellectuals who have been labeled as class enemies. Prominent intellectuals rarely spoke openly about the Cultural Revolution, so when Ji’s memoir was published in 1998, it quickly became a bestseller. His eyewitness account of this harrowing experience is full of sharp irony, empathy, and remarkable insights
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
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10469907
Cataloging source
DLC
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1911-2009
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Ji, Xianlin
Dewey number
  • 951.05092
  • B
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Chinese
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Jiang, Chenxin
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True
Series statement
New York review book
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  • Ji, Xianlin
  • Ji, Xianlin
  • Cultural Revolution (China : 1966-1976)
  • Scholars
  • Intellectual life
  • Scholars
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
Target audience
adult
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memories of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
Label
The cowshed : memories of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Ji Xianlin ; translated from the Chinese by Chenxin Jiang ; introduction by Zha Jianying
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Socialist education movement -- June 4th, 1966 -- Choosing a label that fit -- A half-year respite -- Joining the fray -- A house raid -- On the brink of suicide -- At the eleventh hour -- Reform through labor begins -- The great struggle session -- Taiping Village -- Building our own prison -- In the cowshed (1) -- In the cowshed (2) -- In the cowshed (3) -- Relocating the cowshed -- Half liberated -- Fully liberated -- Afterthoughts and reflections
Control code
1551297
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 188 pages
Isbn
9781590179260
Lccn
2015017409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781590179260
  • (OCoLC)921239878
Label
The cowshed : memories of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Ji Xianlin ; translated from the Chinese by Chenxin Jiang ; introduction by Zha Jianying
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Socialist education movement -- June 4th, 1966 -- Choosing a label that fit -- A half-year respite -- Joining the fray -- A house raid -- On the brink of suicide -- At the eleventh hour -- Reform through labor begins -- The great struggle session -- Taiping Village -- Building our own prison -- In the cowshed (1) -- In the cowshed (2) -- In the cowshed (3) -- Relocating the cowshed -- Half liberated -- Fully liberated -- Afterthoughts and reflections
Control code
1551297
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 188 pages
Isbn
9781590179260
Lccn
2015017409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781590179260
  • (OCoLC)921239878

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