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Inhaltsangabe: In The Crippled Tree Han Suyin evokes, through the life of her two families (eastern and western), a panorama of the history of China from 1885 to 1928. It contains eye-witness accounts, from family papers, of the Sino-French War, of the revolution of 1911 and of the emergence of Chiang Kai-shek. This book is more compelling than history and more profound than biography: it describes how events mould the lives of individuals, and how their private emotions are twisted by the gigantic conflicts of a changing world. The theme of the book is the story of the Chinese family of Han Suyin, a family deeply feudal, rooted in a far inland province of China adjacent to Tibet; yet, because of the western invasion of China, brought face to face with compelling change. Han Suyin's father, marked for a life of classical scholasticism, became instead an engineer, sent by his government to study railway construction in Belgium. There he fell in love with the daughter of a respectable Belgian family, and both defied all the conventions of their societies to marry. Returning to a China in revolution in 1913, they endured and suffered, helpless in the face of tragedy beyond their grasp. Eight children were born to them, while Han Suyin's father worked on the railways of China, and her mother endured the hardships and isolation of an outcast, ostracized by her own people. Nearly fifty years later one of their children, Han Suyin, was to spend years of painstaking research, both in China and in Europe, reconstructing the life and times of her parents and grandparents. This is one of the most important books about China yet written; while other volumes will continue the story, The Crippled Tree is complete in itself, with its own satisfying ending. It is a unique contribution to our knowledge and understanding of the One World in which we all live, east or west.
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1970. Buchzustand: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. With usual stamps and markings, In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 5154661
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1965. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Acceptable. First Edition. First Edition. Rebound ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Pencil line through title page subtitle, text still clear. Corner of page 19/20 torn, text uneffected. Some underlining and marks on pages, text still clear. Binding and text block tight. Images clear and bright. A pleasant copy. Acceptable: a readable copy. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but notes cannot obscure the text. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0005432029
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1965. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. 1965. First Edition. 461 pages. Pink dj over red cloth hardback with gilt lettering. Pages are mildly tanned. Presentation plate to. Mild sunning to boards and spine. Binding remains firm. Minor tearing and mild tanning to spine of dj. Clipped but price remains. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1467055454cla
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape Ltd. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. 0224610058. Buchnummer des Verkäufers HHH0014762
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1965. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Like New. 1968 reprint. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Light wear. Price clipped. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1103200064
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1965. Buchzustand: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9780224610056-3