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A Leaf in the Bitter Wind: A Memoir

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A Leaf in the Bitter Wind: A Memoir

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    Ting-Xing Ye (Author)
Spanning 35 years, this enthralling memoir chronicles the life of a woman, a survivor, who has been buffeted by the winds of history. : :Ting-zing Ye was born in Shanghai, the fouth child of a factory owner who had his factory taken from him. : :By the age of thirteen, her parents were dead.

The Cultural Revolution then tore Ye's family apart. : :Writing with grim irony, she offers a riveting account of her work on a prison farm, where, as the child of a ':capitalist,': she was continually subjected to humiliating psychological torture.

She then wryly relates her change in fortune when she found herself accepted into Beijing University and eventually, in a consummate irony, was offered a job in the Chinese Secret Police. : :Managing to get herself reassigned to the Foreign Ministry as a translator, the girl from the prison farm found herself translating for the delegations of such dignitaries as Queen Elizabeth, Ronald Reagan and Imelda Marcos.

In a moving and dramatic final section, Ye writes about her feudal-style marriage, her falling in love with a Canadian, and her eventual defection to Canada. : :Her former husband has refused her all access to her daughter and concealed the child's whereabouts. : :Now a Canadian citizen, Ye continues to attempt to contact her child, hoping to bring her to Canada, where she too may be free.
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  • PDF | 381 pages
  • Ting-Xing Ye (Author)
  • Bantam Books of Canada Ltd: First Edition edition (1997)
  • English
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  • Biography

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