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China Witness: Voices from a Silent Generation (2008)
3.66 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I sought to read this book out of a great interest over the modern history of China from the standpoint of ordinary people from all walks of life. I appreciate the author's effort to tour China to document true but publicly-unavailable stories, yet she has annoyed me in many occa...
Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love (2010)
4.05 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Järkyttäviä tositarinoita siitä, kuinka Kiinassa tyttölapsia kohdellaan. Samalla teos on myös äitien (no ehkä vähän isienkin, mutta he eivät ole pääosassa) puolella: kirjailija valottaa niitä syitä, joiden vuoksi kiinalaisäidit luopuvat lapsistaan, ja kuvaa äitien tunteita. Kerro...
Le figlie perdute della Cina (2010)
4.05 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Beautiful true life stories from the point of view of the mothers who had to leave or abandon their daughters in China. It was a unique experience to read about what the mothers went through, not just the daughters' journeys to find their roots. Economic and social reasons forced...
Kiinan kadotetut tyttäret (2010)
4.05 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: The stories of relinquishment are so heart-wrenching, I found myself crying many times while reading this book. I can imagine the acute ache of loss all those Chinese mothers faced and continue to face by giving up their daughters. I believe my grandmother had been given up and s...
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