4 edition of Becoming Madame Mao found in the catalog.
|Statement||Allison & Busby, Limited|
|Publishers||Allison & Busby, Limited|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 139 p. :|
|Number of Pages||68|
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Her hope -- and the author's -- is that readers will be fascinated nonetheless by Madame Mao's insatiable ambition, thirst for revenge, and all-too-human bouts with heartbreak and jealousy.
While not a smooth read, it held my interest throughout. We also found some old photographs of the devastation of Changchun, and Becoming Madame Mao - relenting in the face of evidence - grudgingly recalled hearing as a child growing up in Changchun adults whispering about the cannibalism that went on during that time the Communist strategy was to blockade the city, wait for the citizens to starve, and then shoot anyone - civilian or otherwise - who tried to get past their blockade.
Side by side Mao Tse-tung and I stood, yet he is considered a god while I am a demon. There are plenty of good books out there. She has ambition, drive and a staunchly feminist streak. It's written in an odd way, where every other paragraph alternates between third person and first person.
This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at and revived here on Taking on a World of Words. It is fitting that the style of the telling should take on the form of a fiction and one that imitates a poetical theatrical Becoming Madame Mao, similar to opera.
I wonder what's happened to his ghost. This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at and revived here on Taking on a World of Words. Historical figures shouldn't be used to write cheesey love scenes. Recently finished: I wrapped up by V. The letters, poems, and extended quotations have been translated from original documents.
For instance, consider the to a Westerner astonishing fact that her mother's name is not known. The unwanted daughter of a concubine, she refused to have her feet bound, ran away to join an opera troupe and eventually met Mao Zedong in the mountains of Yenan. Min fluidly details her heroine's series of love affairs and marriages, divorces and acrimonious partings, roles in China's operas and movies, endurance in the shadow of Mao's disfavor, desperate ploys to regain his attention, and brief time in the limelight during the Cultural Revolution.
However, i couldn't even get half way through. Terrill's take of Jiang Qing is that she was an eternal child, blending her personal life daughter of a concubine, bullied, cast out by her father, marrying four times and theater life passionate, vain, elevating acting Fascinating, absolutely fascinating.
Tedious at first wrapping one's mind around all those Chinese names, parties, factions,locations, but gains in intensity.
This book is touted at making the "white bone demon" seem more human but it does not do this.