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The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices Paperback – 5 Jun 2003
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"These are stories that must be read" (Amy Tan)
"This is a book from deep in the heart of China. As shocking as it is revealing... An extraordinary and eye-opening read" (Jon Snow)
"Xinran's "Good Women of China" are all strong, strikingly resourceful characters who offer unforgettable insights into the past and present of Chinese women's lives" (The Times)
"The Good Women of China demands attention" (Observer)
"[Xinran] writes compassionately but unsentimentally, dramatising the stories like gripping fiction" (Daily Mail)
'When I finished reading - I felt my soul had been altered' Amy TanSee all Product description
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Personally, I didn't feel that way about the book at all. Xinran's tone is open and unassuming, she lets her subjects speak for themselves. It is true that the stories are quite short and do not delve into detailed histories, instead they rather focus on the suffering, its causes and conditions. I found this approach highly effective. The stories are often disturbing - but their brevity, together with Xinran's light touch, create something crystalline and powerful that lingers in the mind without overwhelming.
I felt humbled and intensely saddened by many of the stories. So much I take for granted. So easily violence and evil flourish in humanity once the embers are fanned. There are too many common themes in these stories for them not to be representative of thousands of women's experiences from the Cultural Revolution and beyond. To deny this is to delude oneself about mankind's innate capacity to inflict persecution and abuse whenever conditions are favourable.
this book can make you lose faith in humanity
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