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Life for me has often been a long and arduous journey. In my life I have experienced many dramatic changes: I was born in Beijing fourteen months after the Communist Party took over power in 1949; because of the Cultural Revolution, my education stopped in eighth grade and I was unwillingly sent to Inner Mongolia as a farm laborer; then I willingly crossed the Pacific Ocean to become a Canadian citizen. In China, my generation was named 'the generation sharing the same age as the People's Republic of China'. Unfortunately, our generation suffered four major 'disasters'. Firstly, we suffered the 'Three-Year Famine'- from 1960 to 1962, when our bodies should have been growing; secondly, our education was suspended because of the 'Cultural Revolution'- from 1966 to 1976, when we were thirsty for knowledge; thirdly, when our generation was of age to start a family, the-'One-Child'-Policy was thrust upon us; fourthly in the 1990s, we were forced to 'retire'- in truth this was due to a high rate of unemployment which came when we were about 50 years of age because of the country's economic reform. This book not only describes my own life, it also shines a light on the social and political events that went through in the Chinese society from 1950 to 1990.
About the Author: I was born in Beijing, China in 1950. In 1966 at Grade Eight, my formal high school education stopped and in 1968 I was sent to a village in Inner Mongolia as a farm labor. Then I became an English teacher at a middle school in Baotou, China. After 12 years in Inner Mongolia, I returned to Beijing in 1980. In 1990 I left China. At present I am living in Edmonton, Alberta and working for the Government of Alberta.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781503260245
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publisher Imprint: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Height: 229 mm
  • No of Pages: 478
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 634 gr
  • ISBN-10: 1503260240
  • Publisher Date: 24 Apr 2015
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 24 mm
  • Width: 152 mm

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