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China\'s Son

China's Son

(2001)
Growing Up in the Cultural Revolution
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A candid memoir about growing up during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, adapted by the author from his Colors of the Mountain, published by Random House.

Da Chen was born in China in 1962. The grandson of a landlord, he and his family were treated as outcasts in Communist China. In school, Da was an excellent student until a teacher told him that, because of his 'family's crimes,' he could never be more than a poor farmer. Feeling his fate was hopeless, Da responded by dropping out and hanging around with a gang. However, after Mao's death, Da realized that an education and college might be possible, but he had to make up for the time he'd wasted. He began to study-all day and into the night. His entire family rallied to help him succeed, working long hours in the rice fields and going into debt to ensure that Da would have an education. When the final exam results were posted, he had one of the highest scores in the region and had earned a place at the prestigious Beijing University. Now his family's past would not harm their future.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2003 : USA Turtleback
Title: China's Son: Growing Up in the Cultural Revolution
Author(s): Da Chen
ISBN: 0-606-28986-0 / 978-0-606-28986-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2003 : USA Library Binding
Title: China's Son: Growing Up in the Cultural Revolution
Author(s): Da Chen
ISBN: 0-613-92986-1 / 978-0-613-92986-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rebound By Sagebrush
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: China's Son: Growing Up in the Cultural Revolution
Author(s): Da Chen
ISBN: 0-385-72929-4 / 978-0-385-72929-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

July 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: China's Son: Growing Up in the Cultural Revolution
Author(s): Da Chen
ISBN: 0-440-22926-X / 978-0-440-22926-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: China's Son: Growing Up in the Cultural Revolution
Author(s): Da Chen
ISBN: 0-385-73050-0 / 978-0-385-73050-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: China's Son: Growing Up in the Cultural Revolution
Author(s): Da Chen
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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