Spider Eaters : a Memoir.

Spider Eaters is at once a moving personal story, a fascinating family history, and a unique chronicle of political upheaval told by a Chinese woman who came of age during the turbulent years of the Cultural Revolution. With stunning honesty and a lively, sly humor, Rae Yang records her life from he...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Yang, Rae, 1950- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Berkerley : University of California Press, 2013.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface to the Fifteenth Anniversary Edition; Author's Note; 1 A Strange Gift from the Pig Farm; 2 Old Monkey Monster; 3 Nainai's Story Turned into a Nightmare; 4 Nainai Failed Her Ancestors; 5 Why Did Father Join the Revolution?; 6 Second Uncle Was a Paper Tiger; 7 The Chinese CIA; 8 When Famine Hit; 9 A Vicious Girl; 10 Aunty's Name Was Chastity; 11 Beijing 101 Middle School; 12 The Hero in My Dreams; 13 At the Center of the Storm; 14 Red Guards Had No Sex; 15 Semi-transparent Nights; 16 ""The Hero, Once Departed, Will Never Come Back""
  • 17 In a Village, Think, Feel, and Be a Peasant18 The Tree May Wish to Stand Still, but the Wind Will Not Subside
  • 19 Death of a Hero: Nainai's Last Story; 20 Remorse; 21 Friends and Others; 22 My First Love, a Big Mistake?; 23 What Have I Lost? What Have I Gained?; 24 Epilogue.