The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices

by Xinran | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0099452065 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wandering-B of Tai Po, Tai Po Hong Kong on 9/27/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by wandering-B from Tai Po, Tai Po Hong Kong on Saturday, September 27, 2008
From the cover:

"For eight groundbreaking years, Xinran presented a radio programme in China during which she invited women to call in and talk about themselves. Broadcast every evening, Words on the Night Breeze became famous throughout the country for its unflinching portrayal of what it meant to be a woman in modern China. Centuries of obedience to their fathers, husbands and sons, followed by years of political turmoil had made women terrified of talking openly about their feelings. Xinran won their trust and, through her compassion and ability to listen, became the first woman to hear their true stories.

This unforgettable book is the story of how Xinran negotiated the minefield of restrictions imposed on Chinese journalists to reach out to women across the country. Through the vivid intimacy of her writing, the women's voices confide in the reader, sharing their deepest secrets for the first time. Their stories changed Xinran's understanding of China forever and her book will reveal the lives of Chinese women to the West as never before."

Journal Entry 2 by wandering-B from Tai Po, Tai Po Hong Kong on Saturday, January 10, 2009
This book gives you great insight into the culture and lives of Chinese women. Things have probably changed for some of them, but not for all. A truly moving collection of women's stories.

Going out to the winner of the Lunar New Year Celebration draw.

Journal Entry 3 by boirina from Mallorca - Calvià, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Thursday, January 22, 2009
I got your package today, and I loved it all, especially all the New Year Items that are so difficult to find over here. I do Feng Shui and I will surely put them to good use. :) So... thanksthanksthanksthanks! ;)

And lots of hugs. And a happy new year to you too. :)

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