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Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother - by Xinran (Paperback)

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  • Now in paperback one of the most stirring accounts of the lives of Chinese women since Wild Swans "full of heart-rending tales....shocking, simply told...a very powerful polemic" (The New York Times Book Review).
  • About the Author: Xinran was born in Beijing in 1958 and was a successful journalist and radio presenter in China.
  • 272 Pages
  • Social Science, General

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About the Book



Originally published in Great Britain in 2010 by Chatto & Windus.



Book Synopsis



Now in paperback one of the most stirring accounts of the lives of Chinese women since Wild Swans "full of heart-rending tales....shocking, simply told...a very powerful polemic" (The New York Times Book Review).

Following her internationally bestselling book The Good Women of China, Xinran has written one of the most powerful accounts of the lives of Chinese women. She has gained entrance to the most pained, secret chambers in the hearts of Chinese mothers--students, successful businesswomen, midwives, peasants--who, whether as a consequence of the single-child policy, destructive age-old traditions, or hideous economic necessity, have given up their daughters. Xinran beautifully portrays the "extra-birth guerrillas" who travel the roads and the railways, evading the system, trying to hold on to more than one baby; naïve young girl students who have made life-wrecking mistakes; the "pebble mother" on the banks of the Yangtze River still looking into the depths for her stolen daughter; peasant women rejected by their families because they can't produce a male heir; and Little Snow, the orphaned baby fostered by Xinran but confiscated by the state.

For parents of adopted Chinese children and for the children themselves, this is an indispensable, powerful, and intensely moving book. Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother is powered by love and by heartbreak and will stay with readers long after they have turned the final page.



Review Quotes




"A touching book...[Xinran] gives voice to the silent heartbreak of tens of thousands of Chinese women." --New York Post

"This collection is powerful and heartbreaking. It's a must-read for families who have adopted children from China, as well as for anyone who has an interest in what women's lives are like in the economic powerhouse China has become." -Lisa See



About the Author



Xinran was born in Beijing in 1958 and was a successful journalist and radio presenter in China. In 1997 she moved to London, where she began work on her seminal book about Chinese women's lives, The Good Women of China. Since then she has written a regular column for the Guardian, appeared frequently on radio and television and published the acclaimed Sky Burial and a book of her Guardian columns called What the Chinese Don't Eat. She lives in London but travels regularly to China.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 4.9 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .45 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 272
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: General
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Format: Paperback
Author: Xinran
Language: English
Street Date: March 6, 2012
TCIN: 14002934
UPC: 9781451610949
Item Number (DPCI): 248-79-7358
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship weight: 0.45 pounds
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