China’s Son by Da Chen

Da Chen grew up during China’s Cultural Revolution. Due to his ancestry, he lost a lot of opportunities he otherwise would have had. China’s Son is his memoir of the years under Mao and just after the leader’s death. I found it to be fascinating. The writing is very good, often using similes and metaphors to create lovely word pictures. It reads quickly. I recommend it to anyone with an interest in the Cultural Revolution. This book makes a good addition to Red Scarf Girl as they cover life in very different locations of the country and positions in life during the same time period.

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2019: 21
Pages Read in 2019: 6220
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