Confessions: An Innocent Life In Communist China

 

This "gripping and poignant memoir" draws us into the intersections of everyday life and Communist power from the first days of "Liberation" in 1949 through the post-Mao era. The son of a professional family, Kang Zhengguo is a free spirit, drawn to literature. In Mao's China, these innocuous circumstances expose him at age twenty to a fierce struggle session, expulsion from university, and a four-year term of hard labor. So begins his long stay in the prison-camp system. He finally escapes the Chinese gulag by forfeiting his identity: at age twenty-eight he is adopted by an aging bachelor in a peasant village, which enables him to start a new life. Book has remainder mark.

Product Overview
ISBN 9780393332001
Categories Biographies and Memoirs, BX, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Humanities, WBD
Author(s) Zhengguo
Publisher Kang
Pages 480
Format Paperback
Dimensions 20.574cm x 14.224cm x 2.794cm
Weight 0.4 kg
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