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The Resource Heroes of China's great leap forward : two stories, edited by Richard King

Heroes of China's great leap forward : two stories, edited by Richard King

Label
Heroes of China's great leap forward : two stories
Title
Heroes of China's great leap forward
Title remainder
two stories
Statement of responsibility
edited by Richard King
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
Heroes of China's Great Leap Forward presents contrasting narratives of the most ambitious and disastrous mass movement in modern Chinese history. The objective of the Great Leap, when it was launched in the late 1950s, was to catapult China into the ranks of the great military and industrial powers with no assistance from the outside world; it resulted in a famine that killed tens of millions of the nation's peasants. Li Zhun's "A Brief Biography of Li Shuangshuang," written while the movement was underway, celebrates the Great Leap as it was supposed to be: a time of optimism, dynamism, and shared purpose. A spirited young peasant woman, freed from the restrictions of home life, launches a canteen and wins the recognition of authorities and the admiration of her husband. The story--and the film that followed it--made Li Shuangshuang the greatest fictional heroine of the Great Leap. In contrast, Zhang Yigong's short novel The Story of the Criminal Li Tongzhong, written two decades later, was one of the first works published in China to suggest a much darker side to the Great Leap. A village official leads a raid on a state granary to feed starving peasants; he is later arrested and dies a criminal. Although Zhang stopped short of portraying the horrors of famine, his tone of moral outrage provides a rejoinder to the triumphalism of "Li Shuangshuang."The stories are accompanied by an introduction to the Great Leap and portraits of the two writers, including their recollections of that traumatic time and the creation of their very different heroes
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Cataloging source
N$T
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Chinese
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1951 February 5-
  • 1928-2000
  • -2016
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • King, Richard
  • Li, Zhun
  • Zhang, Yigong
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • China
  • Chinese fiction
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Chinese fiction
  • China
Label
Heroes of China's great leap forward : two stories, edited by Richard King
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A brief biography of Li Shuangshuang / Li Zhun ; translated by Johanna Hood and Robert Mackie with Richard King -- The story of the criminal Li Tongzhong / Zhang Yigong ; translated by John Shook, Carmen So, and Aaron Ward, with Richard King
Control code
ocn663885752
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (132 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824837594
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62tdwm
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)663885752
Label
Heroes of China's great leap forward : two stories, edited by Richard King
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A brief biography of Li Shuangshuang / Li Zhun ; translated by Johanna Hood and Robert Mackie with Richard King -- The story of the criminal Li Tongzhong / Zhang Yigong ; translated by John Shook, Carmen So, and Aaron Ward, with Richard King
Control code
ocn663885752
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (132 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824837594
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62tdwm
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)663885752

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