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The Resource Once upon a time in the East : a story of growing up, Xiaolu Guo

Once upon a time in the East : a story of growing up, Xiaolu Guo

Label
Once upon a time in the East : a story of growing up
Title
Once upon a time in the East
Title remainder
a story of growing up
Statement of responsibility
Xiaolu Guo
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Xiaolu Guo meets her parents for the first time when she is almost seven. They are strangers to her. When she is born her parents hand her over to a childless peasant couple in the mountains. Aged two, and suffering from malnutrition on a diet of yam leaves, they leave Xiaolu with her illiterate grandparents in a fishing village on the East China Sea. It's a strange beginning. A Wild Swans for a new generation, Once Upon a Time in the East takes Xiaolu from a run-down shack to film school in a rapidly changing Beijing, navigating the everyday peculiarity of modern China: censorship, underground art, Western boyfriends. In 2002 she leaves Beijing on a scholarship to study in Britain. Now, after a decade in Europe, her tale of East to West resonates with the insight that can only come from someone who is both an outsider and at home. Xiaolu Guo's extraordinary memoir is a handbook of life lessons. How to be an artist when censorship kills creativity and the only job you can get is writing bad telenovela scripts. How to be a woman when female babies are regularly drowned at birth and sexual abuse is commonplace. Most poignantly of all: how to love when you've never been shown how
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guo, Xiaolu
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Guo, Xiaolu
  • Women authors
  • Authors, Chinese
  • Authors, English
  • Women
  • China
Target audience
adult
Label
Once upon a time in the East : a story of growing up, Xiaolu Guo
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"As read on BBC Radio 4"--Front book cover
Carrier category
  • volume
  • volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059529278
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9781784740689
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016436950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)967376866
Label
Once upon a time in the East : a story of growing up, Xiaolu Guo
Publication
Note
"As read on BBC Radio 4"--Front book cover
Carrier category
  • volume
  • volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059529278
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9781784740689
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016436950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)967376866

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