9781976424540-1976424542-Song of Praise for a Flower: One Woman's Journey through China's Tumultuous 20th Century

Song of Praise for a Flower: One Woman's Journey through China's Tumultuous 20th Century

ISBN-13: 9781976424540
ISBN-10: 1976424542
Author: Chu, Fengxian, Chu, Charlene
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Format: Paperback 486 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781976424540
ISBN-10: 1976424542
Author: Chu, Fengxian, Chu, Charlene
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Format: Paperback 486 pages

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Acknowledged authors Chu, Fengxian, Chu, Charlene wrote Song of Praise for a Flower: One Woman's Journey through China's Tumultuous 20th Century comprising 486 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1976424542 and 9781976424540. Since then Song of Praise for a Flower: One Woman's Journey through China's Tumultuous 20th Century textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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For nearly two decades, this manuscript lay hidden in a Chinese bank vault until a long-lost cousin from America inspired 92-year-old author Fengxian Chu to unearth it.

Song of Praise for a Flower traces a century of Chinese history through the experiences of one woman and her family, from the dark years of World War II and China's civil war to the tragic Great Leap Forward, Cultural Revolution, and beyond. It is a window into a faraway world, a sweeping epic about China's tumultuous transformation and a harrowing yet ultimately uplifting story of a remarkable woman who survives it all and finally finds peace and tranquility.

Chu's story begins in the 1920s in an idyllic home in the heart of China's rice country. Her life is a struggle from the start. At a young age, she defies foot-binding and an arranged marriage and sneaks away from home to attend school. Her young adulthood is thrown into turmoil when the Japanese invade and ransack her village. Later her family is driven to starvation when Mao Zedong's Communist Party seizes power and her husband is branded a 'bad element.'

After Mao's death in the 1970s, as China picks up the pieces and moves in a new direction, Chu eventually finds herself in a glittering city on the sea adjacent to Hong Kong, worlds away in both culture and time from the place she came from.

"Fengxian Chu's first-person account of growing up female in feudal rural China is ultimately as uplifting as it is heart wrenching. Beautiful and bravely written. Bravo." - Michael J. Totten, author of Where the West Ends

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