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The Resource The great flowing river : a memoir of China, from Manchuria to Taiwan, Chi Pang-yuan ; edited and translated by John Balcom ; with an introduction by David Der-wei Wang

The great flowing river : a memoir of China, from Manchuria to Taiwan, Chi Pang-yuan ; edited and translated by John Balcom ; with an introduction by David Der-wei Wang

Label
The great flowing river : a memoir of China, from Manchuria to Taiwan
Title
The great flowing river
Title remainder
a memoir of China, from Manchuria to Taiwan
Statement of responsibility
Chi Pang-yuan ; edited and translated by John Balcom ; with an introduction by David Der-wei Wang
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
" ... In this eloquent autobiography, the noted scholar, writer, and teacher Chi Pang-yuan recounts her youth in mainland China and adulthood in Taiwan. Chi's remarkable life, told in rich and striking detail, humanizes the eventful and turbulent times in which she lived. The Great Flowing River begins as a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of China's war with Japan. Chi depicts her childhood in pre-occupation Manchuria and gives an eyewitness account of life in China during the war with Japan. She tells the tale of her youthful romance with a dashing pilot that ends tragically when he is shot down in the last days of the war. The book describes the deepening political divide in China and her choice to take a job in Taiwan, where she would remain after the Communist victory. Chi details her growth as an educator, scholar, and promoter of Chinese literature in translation and her realization that despite her roots in China, she has found a home in Taiwan, giving an immersive account of the postwar history of Taiwan from a mainlander's perspective ..."--Jacket
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Summary
Heralded as a literary masterpiece and a best-seller in the Chinese-speaking world, The Great Flowing River is a personal account of the history of modern China and Taiwan unlike any other. The noted scholar, writer, and teacher Chi Pang-yuan recounts her youth in mainland China and adulthood in Taiwan in a novelistic, epoch-defining narrative
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10680858
Cataloging source
DLC
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Qi, Bangyuan
Dewey number
  • 895.18/5103
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Chinese
Literary form
non fiction
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Balcom, John
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True
Series statement
Modern Chinese Literature from Taiwan
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  • Qi, Bangyuan
  • Qi, Bangyuan
  • Civil War (China : 1945-1949)
  • Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945)
  • Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945
  • China
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • Authors, Chinese
  • Authors, Chinese
  • China
  • Taiwan
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of China, from Manchuria to Taiwan
Label
The great flowing river : a memoir of China, from Manchuria to Taiwan, Chi Pang-yuan ; edited and translated by John Balcom ; with an introduction by David Der-wei Wang
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Translated from the Chinese
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My homeland in song -- A journey of blood and tears : the eight years of the war of resistance -- With me, China shall not perish : Nankai Middle School -- At the confluence of three rivers : university life -- Victory : empty, everything is empty -- Taiwan trials and hardships -- Spiritual descendants -- University teaching, Taiwan, and literature -- Confirmation of this life : from the great flowing river to the sea of silence
Control code
on1013721376
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 436 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780231188401
Lccn
2017055946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028301828
System control number
(OCoLC)1013721376
Label
The great flowing river : a memoir of China, from Manchuria to Taiwan, Chi Pang-yuan ; edited and translated by John Balcom ; with an introduction by David Der-wei Wang
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Translated from the Chinese
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My homeland in song -- A journey of blood and tears : the eight years of the war of resistance -- With me, China shall not perish : Nankai Middle School -- At the confluence of three rivers : university life -- Victory : empty, everything is empty -- Taiwan trials and hardships -- Spiritual descendants -- University teaching, Taiwan, and literature -- Confirmation of this life : from the great flowing river to the sea of silence
Control code
on1013721376
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 436 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780231188401
Lccn
2017055946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028301828
System control number
(OCoLC)1013721376

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