Ancestral Leaves

Ancestral Leaves

A Family Journey Through Chinese History

Book - 2011
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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.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2011
ISBN: 9780520267008
0520267001
9780520266995
0520266994
Branch Call Number: 929.20951 E754a 2011
Characteristics: xvi, 374 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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