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The Resource Socialism is great : a worker's memoir of the new China, Lijia Zhang

Socialism is great : a worker's memoir of the new China, Lijia Zhang

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Socialism is great : a worker's memoir of the new China
Title
Socialism is great
Title remainder
a worker's memoir of the new China
Statement of responsibility
Lijia Zhang
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A spirited memoir by a former Chinese factory worker who grew up in Nanjing, participated in the Tiananmen Square protest and ended up an international journalist. Lijia Zhang worked as a teenager in a factory producing missiles designed to reach North America, queuing every month to give evidence to the 'period police' that she wasn't pregnant. In the oppressive routine of guarded compound and political meetings, Zhang's disillusionment with 'The Glorious Cause' drove her to study English, which strengthened her intellectual independence from bright, western style clothes to organizing the largest demonstration by Nanjing workers in support of Tiananmen Square Protest in 1989. By narrating the changes in her own life, Zhang chronicles the momentous shift in China's economic policy: her factory, still an ICBM manufacturer, won the bid to cast a giant bronze Buddha as the country went crazy for profit. Written in English, 'Socialism Is Great!' is a testament to Zhang' personal triumphs over the controlled existence that was supposed to be her destiny."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zhang, Lijia
Dewey number
951.058
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Zhang, Lijia
  • Students
  • Students
  • Women
  • Socialism
  • China
  • China
Target audience
general
Label
Socialism is great : a worker's memoir of the new China, Lijia Zhang
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000042949406
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
388 p.
Isbn
9780980296556
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
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Label
Socialism is great : a worker's memoir of the new China, Lijia Zhang
Publication
Control code
000042949406
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
388 p.
Isbn
9780980296556
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ports

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