Love and Loss in Modern China
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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.
Promises and 'talking love': my inspirations for this book
Map of China
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