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Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love

Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love

Author: Xinran; Nicky Harman (Translator)
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"Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother is made up of the stories of Chinese mothers whose daughters have been wrenched from them, and also brings us the voices of some adoptive mothers from different parts of the world. These are stories which Xinran could not bring herself to tell previously - because they were too painful and close to home. In the footsteps of Xinran's Good Women of China, this is personal, immediate, full of harrowing, tragic detail but also uplifting, tender moments. Ten chapters, ten women and many stories of heartbreak, including her own- Xinran once again takes us right into the lives of Chinese women - students, successful business women, midwives, peasants, all with memories which have stained their lives. Whether as a consequence of the single-child policy, destructive age-old traditions or hideous economic necessity... these women had to give up their daughters for adoption, others were forced to abandon them - on city streets, outside hospitals, orphanages or on station platforms - and others even had to watch their baby daughters being taken away at birth, and drowned. Here are the extra-birth guerrillas' who travel the roads and the railways, ev
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An extraordinarily powerful follow-up to her bestselling The Good Women of China - heartbreaking, shocking stories, including Xinran's own experience, of Chinese mothers who have lost or had to abandon their daughters and are still searching...

Author description

Born in Beijing in 1958, Xinran was a journalist and radio presenter in China. In 1997 she moved to London, where she wrote her bestselling book The Good Women of China. Since then she has written a regular column for the Guardian, appeared frequently on radio and TV and published Sky Burial, What the Chinese Don't Eat, a novel (Miss Chopsticks), and a groundbreaking work of oral history, China Witness. Her charity, The Mothers' Bridge of Love, was founded to help disadvantaged Chinese children and to build a bridge of understanding between the West and China.

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General Fields

  • : 9780099535751
  • : Vintage Publishing
  • : Vintage
  • : 0.222
  • : February 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 19mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Xinran; Nicky Harman (Translator)
  • : 304
  • : 306.87430951
  • : English
  • : 4-Nov
  • : Paperback