Black Star Over China

Black Star Over China Life is bleak for Zhou Yuhua The former Red Guard is poor bitter and disillusioned after wasting her youth in service of Chairman Mao and the Chinese Communist Party Stuck in remote Gansu Province w

  • Title: Black Star Over China
  • Author: Nie Yantang
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Life is bleak for Zhou Yuhua The former Red Guard is poor, bitter and disillusioned after wasting her youth in service of Chairman Mao and the Chinese Communist Party Stuck in remote Gansu Province, with a dead end job, she feels out of control and despairs of life When her young son a soccer prodigy is invited to try out for the national team, she sees better thiLife is bleak for Zhou Yuhua The former Red Guard is poor, bitter and disillusioned after wasting her youth in service of Chairman Mao and the Chinese Communist Party Stuck in remote Gansu Province, with a dead end job, she feels out of control and despairs of life When her young son a soccer prodigy is invited to try out for the national team, she sees better things ahead Accompany her on her cross country trip to Beijing, as she attempts to reverse her family s fortunes and discovers about herself and her fellow Chinese than she ever wanted to.Set in 1989, this bittersweet tale is written in the style of China s famous scar literature Real and gritty, this powerful story from published author and journalist Nie Yantang offers an unvarnished look inside the lives of the average Chinese family in a rapidly changing country.

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    1. A Short But Powerful StoryThis is an extremely simple, short story of a seven year old boy born to Chinese parents during the Mao Communist regime in a nondescript village in China. His parents were factory workers, not too educated, not too smart, many times didn’t have enough to eat, but managed to put out their share of the work so they were never in trouble. After three miscarriages when each Chinese family could only have one child, the Chinese government forced her to have a tubal ligati [...]

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