New Letters
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Da Chen

Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20020102, 20011003

Often called the Chinese Frank McCourt, this writer talks about his bestselling memoir, Colors of the Mountain, which tells how his land-owning family fell into disfavor under Mao’s so-called “Cultural Revolution” and how he and his family managed to survive the system.  Though a sometimes painful story, it is told with wit and optimism. The author also shares his love of music and plays his flute to highlight his work.

| Subject Matter: China, Cultural Revolution, Mao, Family | Interview Year: 2001 | Genre: Nonfiction |

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