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The Resource The last quarter of the moon, by Chi Zijian ; translated from the Chinese by Bruce Humes

The last quarter of the moon, by Chi Zijian ; translated from the Chinese by Bruce Humes

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The last quarter of the moon
Title
The last quarter of the moon
Statement of responsibility
by Chi Zijian ; translated from the Chinese by Bruce Humes
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
A long-time confidante of the rain and snow, I am ninety years old. The rain and snow have weathered me, and I too have weathered them'. At the end of the twentieth-century an old woman sits among the birch trees and thinks back over her life, her loves, and the joys and tragedies that have befallen her family and her people. She is a member of the Evenki tribe who wander the remote forests of north-eastern China with their herds of reindeer, living in close sympathy with nature at its most beautiful and cruel. An idyllic childhood playing by the river ends with her father's death and the growing realisation that her mother's and uncle's relationship is not as simple as she thought. Then, in the 1930s, the intimate, secluded world of the tribe is shattered when the Japanese army invades China. The Evenki cannot avoid being pulled into the brutal conflict which marks the first step towards the end of their isolation
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1964-
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Chi, Zijian
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Chinese
Literary form
novels
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Humes, Bruce
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  • Evenki (Asian people)
  • Women
  • China
  • China
Label
The last quarter of the moon, by Chi Zijian ; translated from the Chinese by Bruce Humes
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000050380878
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
311 p.
Isbn
9781846554827
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
geneal. table
Label
The last quarter of the moon, by Chi Zijian ; translated from the Chinese by Bruce Humes
Publication
Control code
000050380878
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
311 p.
Isbn
9781846554827
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
geneal. table

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