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by Chun Yu

eBook Little Green: Growing Up During the Chinese Cultural Revolution download ISBN: 0689869436
Author: Chun Yu
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books; First Edition edition (March 1, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 128
ePub: 1636 kb
Fb2: 1927 kb
Rating: 4.9
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Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Education and Reference

"Little Green" is a miracle-such beauty emerging from the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. Chun Yu was born in China in May 1966. After graduating from Peking University, she moved to the United States to pursue her PhD and a career in science.

"Little Green" is a miracle-such beauty emerging from the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. A clear-eyed child is born into a surrealistic China, and tells her story. She now works as a principal scientist in a medical company Chun Yu lives in San Rafael, California.

Chun Yu’s young life was witness to a country in turmoil, struggle, and revolution-the only life she knew

Chun Yu’s young life was witness to a country in turmoil, struggle, and revolution-the only life she knew.

A Paula Wiseman book. I was born in a small city near the East Sea, when the Great Cultural Revolution began. My name is Little Green, my country Zhong Guo, the Middle Kingdom. When I was ten years old, our leader died and the revolution ended. And this is how I remember it. When Chun Yu was born in a small city in China, she was born into a country in revolution. The streets were filled with roaming Red Guards, the walls were covered with slogans, and reeducation meetings were held in all workplaces. Every family faced danger and humiliation, even the youngest children.

Little Green is a girl born during the cultural revolution.

I was born in a small city near the East Sea, when the Great Cultural. Little Green is a girl born during the cultural revolution. Her father is sent to an academy where he is to be "reeducated", and her mother and grandparents work in the fields all day. Since the beginning of her school years, she is taught that Chairman Mao is a good person and that intellectuals and landlords are evil. Little Green is confused and asks her grandparents why the landlords were so Little Green: Growing Up During the Chinese Cultural Revolution by Chun Yu Non-Fiction, Memoir 128 Pages.

Little Green by Chun Yu : Home. Little Green is a miracle - such beauty emerging from the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. Growing Up During The Chinese Cultural Revolution. Maxine Hong Kingston. An exquisitely moving memoi. Little Green’ is bursting with life, and no library in America should be without it. - Liz Rosenberg, Boston Globe.

Little Green - Chun Yu. me. My name is Xiao Qing, Little Green, my country Zhong Guo, the Middle Kingdom. BEGINNING.

Growing up in the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Responsibility: Chun Yu. More information: Sample text. Contributor biographical information. Publisher description.

Chun Yu was born at the beginning of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. She grew up during a time of change, which would make for a difficult childhood. Everything she experienced, she detailed in beautiful poems. This text is a different kind of primary source for readers

Chun Yu was born at the beginning of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. This text is a different kind of primary source for readers. The poetry gives a more personal look at what it would be like to grow up during a time of radical change. Readers of any age will learn a lot about a new culture and time by reading this book. Kathdavis54, November 29, 2011.

I was born in a small city near the East Sea, when the Great Cultural Revolution began. My name is Little Green, my country Zhong Guo, the Middle Kingdom. When I was ten years old, our leader had died and the revolution ended. And this is how I remember it. When Chun Yu was born in a small city in China, she was born into a country in revolution. The streets were filled with roaming Red Guards, the walls were covered with slogans, and reeducation meetings were held in all workplaces. Every family faced danger and humiliation, even the youngest children. Shortly after Chun's birth, her beloved father was sent to a peasant village in the countryside to be reeducated in the ways of Chairman Mao. Chun and her brother stayed behind with their mother, who taught in a country middle school where Mao's Little Red Book was a part of every child's education. Chun Yu's young life was witness to a country in turmoil, struggle, and revolution -- the only life she knew. This first-person memoir of a child's view of the Chinese Cultural Revolution is a stunning account of a country in crisis and a testimony to the spirit of the individual -- no matter how young or how innocent.
Comments: (7)
Saithi
Growing up during the Cultural Revolution is a good companion piece to Gao Xingjina's One Man's Bible.
Granirad
Wonderful insight from a child's perspective of such a turbulent time in China's history. Interesting and informative.
Recommended highly for summer reading.
Teonyo
This is a really wonderful account of what happened during the Cultural Revolution by a very skilled highly-qualified Chinese native. You won't be disappointed- I promise.
BlackHaze
In Little Green, it is wonderful how the author captures her childhood, the feeling of childhood in general, her family and surroundings and experiences, and finally her young perception of the Cultural Revolution in beautiful and poetic, yet simple language. I knew about the Red Guards and so on, but I had never before read anything about how children were indoctrinated during that time. Little Green is an endearing childhood memoir.
Samowar
Interesting depicture of family life during Cultural Revolution. Lacking literary style; I felt like reading a primary school notebook. But it allows to know how revolution affected people.
Beabandis
The sensory imagery of this longform autobiographical poem is luminous and magical. The author wraps us immediately in the experience of her younger self, and through her eyes we participate in her open immersion in the life and seasons and relationships of her childhood. Slowly the joy and innocence of her trusting heart are pierced and dismayed by the realization that her world is becoming mad and dangerous as Mao unleashes the primitive class hatreds of his people. She sees her beloved family and friends suffer, and she experiences the hunger and deprivation of her unraveling world, but never abandons her poet's vision and heartfelt portrayal of her sense experience. The language is crystalline and at times other-worldly. As I read a magnificant scene of a sailboat slowly passing on a canal, I felt the floor and the room in which I sat tip and roll. This is a magnificent work of art by a profound soul at the peak of her powers. Highly recommended.
Tane
The sensory imagery of this longform autobiographical poem is luminous and magical. The author wraps us immediately in the experience of her younger self, and through her eyes we participate in her open immersion in the life and seasons and relationships of her childhood. Slowly the joy and innocence of her pure heart are pierced and dismayed by the realization that her world is becoming mad and dangerous as Mao unleashes the primitive class hatreds of his people. She sees her beloved family and friends suffer, and she experiences the hunger and deprivation of her unraveling world, but never abandons her poet's vision and heartfelt portrayal of her sense experience. The language is crystalline and at times other-worldly. As I read a magnificant scene of a sailboat slowly passing on a canal, I felt the floor and the room in which I sat tip and roll. This is a magnificent work of art by a profound soul at the peak of her powers. Highly recommended.
Came across an autographed copy in a local used book store, I sat down and read a few pages, and having a broad awareness of the Cultural Revolution I was sold on purchasing it. I enjoyed the format, and the story line. It was interesting to watch how Chun Yu capture her birth and as she aged grew into her role as a group leader in 10 years. Close in age to an ex GF from Beijing I recognized the importance of her roles in the play, and as a child lecturer to those gathered to hear Mao's words. Coincidentally the ex GF also works in the same field as Chun Yu. Which leads me to wonder how did so many young people born in the mid 60's during the cultural Revolution, travel to the US, continue to study, and end up in the same American Capitalist Industry, which even Chun Yu denounces as a child. Those damn "Foreign Devils"