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by Xinran

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Author: Xinran
ISBN: 0701173459
ISBN13: 978-0701173456
Language: Chinese
Publisher: Vintage Uk (June 30, 2002)
Pages: 244
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Xinran has asserted her right under the Coypright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work. This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, resold, hired out, or otherwise circulated without the publisher’s prior consent in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition including this condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser. 1. My Journey Towards the Stories of Chinese Women. 2.

There’s no denying The Good Women of China is an important book. I already love the way Xinran writes cuz I have Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet. THE GOOD WOMEN OF CHINA: Hidden Voices are from her nighttime write/call-in show for women only, back in the 1980s out of Nanjing. You will meet the people who work at the radio station. You will encounter the omnipotent presence of The Party.

Xinran was born in Beijing in 1958 and was a successful journalist and radio presenter in China. In 1997 she moved to London, where she began work on her seminal book about Chinese women's lives, The Good Women of China.

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The women who lived here supported themselves by collecting rubbish and then selling it. I often wondered where they were from, what had brought them together, and how they had come to end up there. In any case, it was wise of them to have chosen a relatively safe place for their shacks, just a shout away from the armed guards on the other side of the wall. Among the scattered huts, the smallest of them stood out. The materials from which it was built were not different, but it had been carefully designed.

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For seven years, Xinran Xue hosted a daily radio phone-in programme for Radio Nanjing during which she discussed women's lives, and invited women to call in and talk about themselves. Broadcast between 10 and 12 at night, Words on the Night Breeze soon became famous all over China for its powerful, honest discussions of what it means to be a woman in today's China. It started in 1990, a time when China seemed to be 'opening up', both for the Chinese and for the world. Xinran's programme revealed aspects of women's lives that had never been talked about in public before. She felt as if she was opening a tiny window into a huge fortress whose inhabitants had never before communicated with the outside world. Soon she was receiving over two hundred letters a day from women telling her their stories. She realised that she knew far less than she had thought about what it means to be a Chinese woman and embarked on a journey of discovery to collect their stories. The stories presented here tell of almost inconceivable suffering: rape, sexual abuse, the separation of parents from their children, the suppression of human emotion in order to survive the Communist regime - never before have the tortured souls of Chinese women been laid so bare. And yet this is also a book about love - about how, despite cruelty, despite politics, the female urge to nurture and cherish remains. And then there is Xinran herself: an extraordinary woman who, despite her own unhappy past, has given her life to saving the stories of Chinese women from oblivion,.
Comments to eBook The Good Women of China : Hidden Voices
Kazijora
I assigned this book for my Community College students in my Reading classes for several semesters. It gave me a look at customs so different from our own, and many of the vignettes were absolutely heart breaking. It is a must-read. Pick it up, read it, and share it with everyone you know. Help them to understand the plight of women in China.
Dellevar
What an amazing account of such a diverse group of Chinese women including both cultural norms and historical context. I was captivated by the author's compassion and honesty as she discussed patriarchy, homophobia, prison life, natural disasters, death, aging, sexual terrorism, domestic violence, politics, and so much more. Although not written for the faint of heart, this work is a labor of love and an exceptional account of the multiple realities of women's' lives in China.
Efmprof
I cried multiple times. Xinran is a compelling writer even through translation, and this book provides valuable insight for non-Chinese into both the individual circumstances of Chinese woman and the overall atmosphere of Mao Zedong’s China.
Aedem
As another reviewer writes: Don't miss it! Don't dismiss it! Cuz this is a book that will open your heart & change your mind.

I already love the way Xinran writes cuz I have Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet. THE GOOD WOMEN OF CHINA: Hidden Voices are from her nighttime write/call-in show for women only, back in the 1980s out of Nanjing.

You will meet the people who work at the radio station.
You will encounter the omnipotent presence of The Party.
You will get to know the women of rural China, who have never been paid much attention.

The wind will be knocked out of you as you witness the levels of neglect & abuse.
Your soul will be scarified by the callowness, soullessness & non-respect for people of the female gender, no matter their age or status, endemic in that nation.

Then you'll become devoted to each woman's story, & wonder how you would live that stoically, that heroically.

Xinran delivers it all: someplace else; some new people & some fresh ways to stir your conscience.
Makaitist
If you are not firmly knowlegeable about China's recent past, I recommend this book to be read after Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang. The two combined give an outstanding view of the social/political environment of 20th century China and what women of all classes there have faced in life. For scholars, it would be interesting to put this in a more global context, I suspect there can be interesting differences and similarities across several factors.
Eyalanev
This is an easy read. As someone else mentioned, you can read the short stories on the subway or in short breaks. The stories are simply written. If you are not familiar with Chinese culture, you may find them shocking. They give you a nice overview on the topic.

The introduction of the book where the author is almost mugged and has her manuscript almost stolen is unbelievable. What author has only one copy of her hard earned work? This is not a big deal, but it created doubt in my mind about the truth of the other stories. This work is non-fiction supposedly. How much did the author exagerate? Of course, the mugging story could be completely true and in that case I apologize to the author for questioning her.

For more in depth understanding of Chinese culture and society I recommend the following:

Wild Swans
China Wakes
China Road

For outstanding fiction try Ha Jin books.
Wohald
A look into how China sees women and refuses to understand that much has not changed from the era of Imperial Dynasties.
Rare window into women's lives in China. Harsh realities but compassionate way of addressing them. Bought to consider for high school Chinese lit course - but too many disturbing scenes to be appropriate for students.
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