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The Lake with No Name: A True Story of Love and Conflict in Modern China
The Lake with No Name: A True Story of Love and Conflict in Modern China
by Diane Wei Liang
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and Honest, 8 July 2003
Liang grew up in China during the repressive Cultural Revolution and spent years in a labour camp when her parents were exiled from the city. Her childhood experience helps to explain her utmost desire for truth and freedom. Lake With No Name tells a story of a young woman’s journey of love and loss, when her country was embroiled in the biggest political conflict of its modern history. Liang writes with deep emotions and honesty about herself, her lovers and fellow students who risked their lives in Tiananmen Square. Lake With No Name is a beautiful, though at times, harrowing tale of life and love.


The Lake with No Name: A True Story of Love and Conflict in Modern China
The Lake with No Name: A True Story of Love and Conflict in Modern China
by Diane Wei Liang
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and uplifting, 9 Jun. 2003
One of the best China books, full of raw emotions and honesty! In this powerful memoir, Wei Liang writes with vivid imagery and poise two parallel stories: on one hand, a gripping eyewitness account of the dramatic events leading up to the Tiananmen Square Massacre, and on the other hand, a passionate and tragic love affair between the author and Dong Yi, a student leader. Wei Liang narrates with such a personal presence that you feel that you are with her in the labour camp, on top of the tank, inside Tiananmen Square and at Weiming Lake - the Lake With No Name bidding Dong Yi the last goodbye. You feel what she felt and share her hopes and dreams. In fact, despite the horrific ending that came on June 04 1989, "Lake With No Name" is ultimately a book about hope and courage of chasing one's dreams. Highly recommended.


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