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Birdless Summer ebook

by Han Suyin


FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The events of Chinese history between 1938 and 1948 are vividly reconstructed in this third volume of Han Suyin's autobiography.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The story of her unhappy marriage to a fanatical army officer is told against the background of the appalling confusion and corruption of China at that time: the Japanese invasion.

Birdless Summer book. Birdless Summer is an autobiography by Han Suyin. It covers the years 1938 to 1948, her work as a midwife in Chengtu and then going to London with her husband, who was a military attaché there. Also her training as a doctor, the start of the last phase of the Chinese Civil War, in which her husband died fighting for the Kuomintang. She gives a vivid picture of t Birdless Summer is an autobiography by Han Suyin.

Birdless Summer is an autobiography by Han Suyin. She gives a vivid picture of the final years of Kuomintang rule in mainland China, and of reactions to the Japanese invasion.

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Author: Han Suyin ISBN 10: 0586037691. Publisher: Triad Books ISBN 13: 9780586037690. Used-like N : The book pretty much look like a new book. There will be no stains or markings on the book, the cover is clean and crisp, the book will look unread, the only marks there may be are slight bumping marks to the edges of the book where it may have been on a shelf previously. Read full description. See details and exclusions. Birdless Summer by Han Suyin (Paperback, 1972). Pre-owned: lowest price.

This third volume in Han Suyin's autobiography covers the years between 1938 and 1948, which were dominated politically by the Japanese invasion and the decline of Chiang Kaishek's power show more. Format Paperback 352 pages. She also tells how she came to write her first book, Destination Chungking.

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1968) A non fiction book by Han Suyin. This third volume in Han Suyin's autobiography covers the years between 1938 and 1948, which were dominated politically by the Japanese invasion and the decline of Chiang Kaishek's power. Used availability for Han Suyin's Birdless Summer.

Han Suyin obituary Han Suyin remained in London to take her finals and then moved to Hong .

Chinese-born author best known for her 1952 book A Many-Splendoured Thing. Han Suyin remained in London to take her finals and then moved to Hong Kong. It was there that she met and had a passionate affair with the Times correspondent Ian Morrison. She had been invited regularly to China since 1956, when she had her first of many private meetings with Premier Zhou Enlai.

The events of Chinese history between 1938 and 1948 are vividly reconstructed in this third volume of Han Suyin's autobiography. The story of her unhappy marriage to a fanatical army officer is told against the background of the appalling confusion and corruption of China at that time: the Japanese invasion, the misery and squalor of the retreating Chinese, the activities of Chiang Kaishek and his 'Blueshirts', the violent prelude to revolution. Ill-treated and misunderstood, Han Suyin goes to work as a midwife in Chengtu, and it is there her career as a writer begins. Later, unable to have a child herself, she adopts a daughter. When her husband becomes military attache in London, Han Suyin follows him there and she describes in fascinating detail her life as a diplomat's wife in wartime. In 1944, she enrolls as a medical student and, after qualifying, she spends a year as house surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital. As the Chinese civil war turns into revolution, Han Suyin, now a widow, returns to Hong-Kong. Han Suyin's narrative is not merely the affecting and extraordinary life story of a woman of immense courage. In the way that if brings to life more powerfully than ever before the spirit and politics of China, it is a significant contribution to the history of our time.
shustrik
This is a rich personal experience of Chinese social/political history around 1938-1948, from an educated Belgian-Chinese woman who was in the thick of the struggle, married to a rising officer in the Kuomintang, but she herself evolving gradually toward the communist side. Fascinating autobiography that will give you a sense of the rich complexity and keen agony and unforeseeability that was China at the time.
Goldendragon
Book was in excellent condition! Will order again!
Rleyistr
I was given a copy of this book, with only a pink sugarpaper cover, on a beach in Sri Lanka in 1981. It is still on my bookshelf.

Han Suyin is a half Chinese, half Belgian doctor and writer, who returned to China during the Japanese invasion of her country prior to World War II and the civil war. Her autobiographical account - she was only in her early twenties and married to a member of Chiang Kaishek's coterie - combines the personal with excellent explanations of chinese history, although it does help to have an atlas to hand as you read it.

First published in 1968, the book begs the question how far she felt able to express her true feelings, at the time of the Cultural Revolution, but politically, the novel leans to sympathy with Mao's Red Army during the civil war.

Highly recommended.
Birdless Summer ebook
Author:
Han Suyin
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Publisher:
Jonathan Cape Ltd (October 1968)
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352 pages
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