Slow Train to Democracy: Memoirs of Life in Shanghai, 1978 to 1979


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Release date 03-2020
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781925984309
ISBN10 1925984303

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This memoir offers a rare insight into everyday life during the first year of the reform movement that created the China of the twenty-first century. The book interweaves personal encounters with records of the democracy movement in Shanghai, revealing a vast outpouring of grievances by ordinary people at a time of dramatic social change.

‘To truly understand China, it is important to remember how much it has changed in the last forty years.’ – Jocelyn Chey, AM, Visiting Professor, University of Sydney; Cultural Counsellor, Australian Embassy, Beijing, 1975–78

‘Anne McLaren’s record of the protest movement in Shanghai is both captivating and historically valuable.’Beverley Hooper, Emeritus Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Sheffield

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Weight 1 kg

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Anne E. McLaren


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