Tiger Girl

Tiger Girl

Hu Nü : A Creative Memoir

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Univ of Toronto Pr
Born in the year of the Tiger, Hu N, an unwanted female child, is nearly given away as a one-year-old bride in a Chinese village. She grows up during the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution, when traditional values are challenged by the politicized young, and nonconformity is repressed with brute humiliation, examples of which she witnesses daily in her neighbourhood and in her school. Hu N joins the Red Guard movement more out of fear than conviction, later to reject it bitterly for its senseless cruelty.

Using first-person and third-person narratives, Lien Chao captures thirty-five years of recent Chinese history through the gripping stories of Hu N and her generation as they surive both political repression and outdated attitudes to women.
Born in the year of the Tiger, Hu N, an unwanted female child, is nearly given away as a one-year-old bride in a Chinese village. She grows up during the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution, when traditional values are challenged by the politicized young, and nonconformity is repressed with brute humiliation, examples of which she witnesses daily in her neighbourhood and in her school. Hu N joins the Red Guard movement more out of fear than conviction, later to reject it bitterly for its senseless cruelty.

Using first-person and third-person narratives, Lien Chao captures thirty-five years of recent Chinese history through the gripping stories of Hu N and her generation as they surive both political repression and outdated attitudes to women.

Tiger Girl (Hu N) is the first volume in a proposed trilogy by Lien Chao depicting a generation of Chinese women whose courage leads them through the decades of confusion and despair to new hopes and dreams.



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Cultural Writing. Memoir. Fiction. Cross Genre. Asian Studies. Born in the Year of the Tiger, Hu Nu, unwanted female child, is nearly given away as a one-year-old bride in a Chinese village. She grows up during the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution, when traditional values are challenged by the politicized young, and nonconformity is repressed with brutal humiliation, examples of which she witnesses daily in her neighborhood and in her school. Using first-person and third-person narratives, Lien Chao captures thirty-five years of recent Chinese history through the gripping story of Hu Nu and her generation as they survive both political repression and outdated attitudes to women. Other titles from Lien Chao include BEYOND SILENCE: CHINESE CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH and the bilingual poetry collection MAPLES AND THE STREAM, both available at SPD.

Publisher: Toronto : TSAR Publications, c2001
Description: 233 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780920661932
0920661939
9780920661925
0920661920
Branch Call Number: 305.40951 Cha

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