Ancestral Leaves follows one family through six hundred years of Chinese history and brings to life the epic narrative of the nation, from the fourteenth century through the Cultural Revolution. The lives of the Ye family--"Ye" means "leaf" in Chinese--reveal the human side of the large-scale eventsMore »
Ancestral Leaves follows one family through six hundred years of Chinese history and brings to life the epic narrative of the nation, from the fourteenth century through the Cultural Revolution. The lives of the Ye family--"Ye" means "leaf" in Chinese--reveal the human side of the large-scale events that shaped modern China: the vast and destructive rebellions of the nineteenth century, the economic growth and social transformation of the republican era, the Japanese invasion during World War II, and the Cultural Revolution under the Chinese Communists. Joseph W. Esherick draws from rare manuscripts and archival and oral history sources to provide an uncommonly personal and intimate glimpse into Chinese family history, illuminating the changing patterns of everyday life during rebellion, war, and revolution.« Less
a family journey through Chinese history
Fleeing the Long Hairs
Father, son, and family
Official life in the late Qing
A time of transitions
pt. 2. Republican China
Doing business in Tianjin
Growing up in Tianjin
Student life in the 1930s
pt. 3. The People's Republic
Family life in new China
Hundred flowers and poisonous weeds
The Cultural Revolution
Epilogue: After the deluge
Glossary of Chinese terms
Selected Ye family bibliography
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