China witness : voices from a silent generation / Xinran ; translated from Chinese by Esther Tyldesley, Nicky Harman and Julia Lovell.
Author: Xinran, 1958-
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2009.
Description: p. cm.
Subject: China Biography.
Notes: "Originally published in 2008 in Great Britain by Chatto & Windus, The Random House Group Limited, London."
Contents: Yao Popo, or the Medicine Woman of Xingyi / Two Generations of the Lin Family: the Curse of a Legend / New Discoveries in Xinjiang, the World's Biggest Prison / On the Road, Interlude 1: Interview with a North-Western Taxi Driver / Pioneers of China's Oil: a Distinguished Husband and Wife / Acrobat: from Counter-revolutionary's Daughter to National Medal Winner / On the Road, Interlude 2: Talking to a Chinese Colleague about Tibet, Folk Customs, Tiger Stoves and the Chinese Jews / Tea Houses and News Singers: Three Thousand Years of Anecdotes and Wonders / Carrying on a Craft Tradition: the Qin Huai Lantern-Makers / Across Mountain and Grassland: a Witness to the Long March / Savouring her Blessings after Trials and Tribulations: Woman General born in America / Interlude 3: Love Letters / On the Road, Interlude 4: Reflections Between the Lines / The Policeman: A Cop who Entered the Police Force as the People's Republic was Founded / The Shoe-Mender Mother: Years Spent out in All Weathers / On the Road, Interlude 5: A Squall at the 4 May Memorial / Afterword: Images of My Motherland.