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Joan's Pick
The House of Yan

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Lan Yan's family were part of China's elite - her grandfather was close to Zhou Enlai, Chiang Kai-shek and his wife Soong May-ling; and her father was Mae Zedong's personal Russian translator.

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The House of Yan: A Family at the Heart of a Century in Chinese History by Lan Yan

Lan Yan's family were part of China's elite - her grandfather was close to Zhou Enlai, Chiang Kai-shek and his wife ... Soong May-ling (one of the three sisters written about in Jung Chang's wonderful book Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister); and her father was Mae Zedong#s personal Russian translator. None of these relationships did them any good though when the Cultural Revolution came along and a period of intense personal and political upheaval followed.

This is a memoir of her family during this extraordinary time, but it's equally the story of China over the last 100 years and is a compelling piece of history as seen through a very personal lens. From being sent to a re-education camp as a child with her mother and essentially losing ten years of her childhood, Yan is now one of China's most successful businesswomen. What an extraordinary journey. - Joan
  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Publication Date: 27/03/2020
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Pages: 432
  • Dimensions (mm): 203x135x25mm
  • Weight: 312g
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  • Format:Paperback
  • Publication Date: 27/03/2020
  • Author:Lan Yan, Sam Taylor

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