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The Resource The water lily pond : a village girl's journey in Maoist China, Han Z. Li

The water lily pond : a village girl's journey in Maoist China, Han Z. Li

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The water lily pond : a village girl's journey in Maoist China
Title
The water lily pond
Title remainder
a village girl's journey in Maoist China
Statement of responsibility
Han Z. Li
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Li, Han Z.
Dewey number
C813/.6
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR9199.4.L524
LC item number
W38 2004
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Life writing series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • China
  • Chine
  • China
  • FICTION / General
Summary expansion
<p>This evocative narrative draws us into the inner life of a young Chinese peasant girl, May-ping, and her first glimmerings of youthful love and idealism under the Maoist regime in China. As she grows into a mature woman, she becomes increasingly aware of the strife around her.</p><p>An intelligent girl born into a Poor-Class family in a small village in rural China, she is, because of the Maoist policy towards such families, able to pursue her dream of going to university. To her surprise, urban snobbery and zstudent thought-spyingy at university make it essential for her to hide her real thoughts. Such self-protection becomes especially necessary once her idealistic boyfriend Dan &#x2014; a secret boyfriend because young people were forbidden to be romantically involved &#x2014; is sent to a labour camp for his outspoken ways.</p><p>In her village, she learns that everything has value except the lives of girls and women. One of her childhood friends, a landowner&#x2019;s daughter who because of her family&#x2019;s Landlord Class, is not allowed to go to university drowns herself when forced to face an arranged marriage. Hua-Hua, a shy and gentle neighbour, hangs herself after her husband beats her brutally for not bearing him a son.</p><p>May-ping manages to survive the Cultural Revolution as a member of the Communist party who feels outside the system and keeps her inner self intact. Her story reveals how political change during the Maoist regime left its mark on ordinary people.</p><p>Employing stories within stories, the narrator carries the reader to a mythological realm to images of the resilient water lilies and the nurturing lily pond.</p>
Label
The water lily pond : a village girl's journey in Maoist China, Han Z. Li
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 17; 18; 19; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; 27; 28; 29; 30; 31; 32; 33; 34; Acknowledgments; Life Writing Series
Control code
607267840
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (251 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780889204317
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  • lossless
  • lossy
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computer
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rdamedia
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9780889204317
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Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)607267840
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The water lily pond : a village girl's journey in Maoist China, Han Z. Li
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 17; 18; 19; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; 27; 28; 29; 30; 31; 32; 33; 34; Acknowledgments; Life Writing Series
Control code
607267840
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (251 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780889204317
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780889204317
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)607267840
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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