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The Promise

Love and Loss in Modern China

; William Spence (Oversetter)

At the start of the twentieth century in China, the Hans were married in an elaborate ceremony before they were even born. They went on to have nine children and chose colours portrayed in some of their favourite poems as nicknames for them - Red, Cyan, Orange, Yellow, Green, Green Tangerine, Purple, Blue and Rainbow. Les mer
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At the start of the twentieth century in China, the Hans were married in an elaborate ceremony before they were even born. They went on to have nine children and chose colours portrayed in some of their favourite poems as nicknames for them - Red, Cyan, Orange, Yellow, Green, Green Tangerine, Purple, Blue and Rainbow. Fate, and the sweep of twentieth-century history, would later divide them.

Xinran begins with the magic and tragedy of one young couple's wedding night in 1949, and goes on to tell personal experiences of loss, grief and hardship through China's extraordinary century.

A spellbinding and magical narrative, this is the story of modern China through the women who lived through it.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Promises and 'talking love': my inspirations for this book
Map of China
Key Dates
Introduction
Note on the Text
Part I. A Love Coloured by Wars and Political Movements
First sister, Red
Part II. A Communist Family Tree
Second sister, Green
Part III. A Bird's Love during the Cultural Revolution
Green's daughter, Crane
Part IV. Diverse 'Lovers'
The 3D Generation: Lili, Yoyo, Wuhen
Afterword: In and Out the Door of Life
Author's Heartfelt Thanks

Om forfatteren

A spellbinding story of love and the history of modern China.Xinran is a British-Chinese author, journalist and activist. She was the host of a pioneering Chinese radio show Words on the Night Breeze, which invited women to discuss their issues live on air. Her first book, The Good Women of China (2002), recounted some of these stories and has been translated into over thirty languages.