Born in the Year of the Tiger, Hu Nu, unwanted female child, is nearly given away as a one-year-old bride in a Chinese village. She grows up during the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution, when traditional values are challenged by the politicized young, and nonconformity is repressed with brutal humiliation, examples of which she witnesses daily in her neighbourhood and in her school. Hu Nu joins the Red Guard movement more out of fear than conviction, later to reject it bitterly for its senseless cruelty. Using first-person and third-person narratives, Lien Chao captures thirty-five years of recent Chinese history through the gripping stories of Hu Nü and her generation as they survive both political repression in Mao’s China and outdated attitudes to women.
Ring of Destiny invites its readers to open their minds to go beyond stereo-typical thinking and to explore the possibilities that time does not exist, that there is a physiological reason for memories from previous generations, and that visits from extraterrestrials may account for much of what is assumed under traditional religious beliefs. Ring…
How to download book
Buy this book
You can buy this book now only for $7.88. This is the lowest price for this book.
Download book free
If you want to download this book for free, please register, approve your account and get one book for free.