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Title Under red skies : three generations of life, loss, and hope in China / Karoline Kan.
Author Kan, Karoline, 1989- author.
Publication New York, NY : Hachette Books, 2019.
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource.
Call # eBOOK
Summary A deeply personal and shocking look at how China is coming to terms with its conflicted past as it emerges into a modern, cutting-edge superpower. Through the stories of three generations of women in her family, Karoline Kan, a former New York Times reporter based in Beijing, reveals how they navigated their way in a country beset by poverty and often-violent political unrest. As the Kans move from quiet villages to crowded towns and through the urban streets of Beijing in search of a better way of life, they are forced to confront the past and break the chains of tradition, especially those forced on women.Raw and revealing, Karoline Kan offers gripping tales of her grandmother, who struggled to make a way for her family during the Great Famine; of her mother, who defied the One-Child Policy by giving birth to Karoline; of her cousin, a shoe factory worker scraping by on 6 yuan (88 cents) per hour; and of herself, as an ambitious millennial striving to find a job--and true love--during a time rife with bewildering social change.Under Red Skies is an engaging eyewitness account and Karoline's quest to understand the rapidly evolving, shifting sands of China. It is the first English-language memoir from a Chinese millennial to be published in America, and a fascinating portrait of an otherwise-hidden world, written from the perspective of those who live there.
Contents The second born -- A daughter's promise -- A home of our own -- We, the migrants in town -- The young patriot -- The gods vs. the ghosts -- A girl with big feet -- Chunting gets a boyfriend -- Red silk shoes and a white dress -- Children of Tian'anmen -- A cocktail bar in Beijing -- A train of dreams -- Foreign territory -- "A leftover woman" -- 10 hours for 18 yuan -- Forever red -- A people without roots -- Coming home.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 25, 2019).
Subject Kan, Karoline, 1989- -- Family.
China -- Biography.
Women -- China -- Biography.
Intergenerational relations -- China.
China -- Social life and customs.
Social change -- China.
China -- Social conditions -- 1949-
HISTORY / Asia / China.
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Intergenerational relations. (OCoLC)fst00976251
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Social change. (OCoLC)fst01122310
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Women. (OCoLC)fst01176568
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
Since 1949
Genre Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
ISBN 9780316412032 (electronic bk.)
0316412031 (electronic bk.)
9780316491440 (electronic bk.)
0316491446 (electronic bk.)

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