Search Results: "Xinran Xue"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD WOMEN OF CHINA by Xinran Xue
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"An important document that records with intelligent sympathy lives warped or destroyed by political revolutions."
A former Chinese radio-show host now living in England delivers a somber, graphically detailed report on the lives of women in contemporary China. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKY BURIAL by Xinran Xue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2005

"A picaresque fairy tale with elements of National Geographic, but also lovely, spare and mystical."
A romantic quest, begun in Mao's China, turns into an epic of endurance—and a spiritual parable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2011

"While incredibly moving, these stories also impart a shocking lack of regard for human life on the part of the Chinese."
A heartbreaking examination of the reasons why Chinese women give up their girls for adoption. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Prolix, tangential and engrossing, Xinran's interviews offer an invaluable social history that textbooks don't reveal."
London-based Chinese journalist Xinran (Sky Burial: A Love Story of Tibet, 2005, etc.) gathers her emotional, informative interviews with Chinese elders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRONTIER by Can Xue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"Odd, atmospheric, and enchanting: a story in which, disbelief duly suspended, one savors improbabilities along with haunting images and is left wanting more."
Things are strange out there on the fringes, as the always adventurous Can Xue's latest novel illustrates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A masterful appreciation of the tangled webs woven in the cause of power politics during the early years of the cold war. (Forty-two maps and 42 illustrations—not seen)"
An informed and revelatory reappraisal of Sino-Soviet relations from the close of WW II through October 1950, when the People's Republic of China entered the Korean conflict. Read full book review >