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"Socialism Is Great!"

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"Socialism Is Great!" by Lijia Zhang
Paperback $16.95
May 05, 2009 | ISBN 9780307472199

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With a New Afterword

“A sharply observant and admirably crafted memoir. . . . A truly original contribution to our understanding of modern China.”
—Jonathan D. Spence

“A literary gem. . . . Zhang deftly crafts the journey of a whole generation, desperately yearning to break away from the ropes of tradition and living to dream the impossible. It’s a book to relish, a volume to cherish and mostly, a life to celebrate.”
—Da Chen, author of Colors of the Mountain

“A beautiful memoir. . . . Our current China literature is heavy with victim memoirs, but this is a true tale of aspiration: a young woman coming of age in a nation desperately trying to do the same.”
—Peter Hessler, Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker and author of River Town

“Beautiful…. A remarkable memoir…. A notable historical document and a vivid, affecting portrait of a young woman’s resolve.”
—Kirkus Reviews

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