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Chinese Life Bitter-Sweet Portraits 1978-1990

Chief Editors: Liu Bingwen & Xiong Lei

ISBN 10: 7119055550 / ISBN 13: 9787119055558
Published by The Foreign Language Press
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2008. Paperback. Num Pages: 343 pages. BIC Classification: BGH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 209 x 142 x 24. Weight in Grams: 388. BIC Classification: CF. Dimension: 209 x 142 x 24. Weight: 388. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9787119055558

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Title: Chinese Life Bitter-Sweet Portraits 1978-...

Publisher: The Foreign Language Press

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

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This book consists of 69 interviews, reflecting a wide range of personal experiences between 1978 and 1990. In these personal interviews, Chinese people talk about both the ordinary and extraordinary events in their lives. A poor farmer on the Loess Plateau says that all he needs is water to have everything in life. A prisoner, convicted for a number of crimes, talks about his own childhood misfortunes. A Guangdong hairstylist working in Beijing and a self-employed taxi driver in Shanghai both frankly admit that their goals are to make money; an accomplished Shanghai portrait photographer discloses that he wishes to do nude photography before his retirement; and a woman pilot says the only regret in her life is that as a pilot she cannot wear her beautiful hair long ....

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