THE UMBRELLA GARDEN by Maria Yen

THE UMBRELLA GARDEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Maria Yen was a student at Peita University in Peking when the People's Liberation Army took over. At first she welcomed the liberation, but gradually, as the full extent of the Communist burden fell upon her, she realized that she must retain her personal freedom at all costs. Her description of Communism as it gripped a great university reveals the enticements and processes of indoctrination; her harrowing train trip to Canton and escape to Hong Kong, where with friends she works to understand what is happening in China for future reference, are evidence of a courageous, free and dedicated spirit. Limited.

Pub Date: Oct. 19th, 1954
Publisher: Macmillan