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Return to the Middle Kingdom: One Family, Three Revolutionaries, and the Birth of Modern China

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  • Posted April 3, 2011

    BUY NOW-Amazing Narrative history

    Tremendously well written with love compassion and historical recollection. An amazing narrative text unfolds retelling the history of a family who has been involved in Chinese history since the fall of the last dynasty. Easy to read and compelling enough to make you want to keep reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2008

    A Fascinating look at the early years of today's China

    This book offers an important opportunity to understand the multi-national background of the earliest years of the revolutions that have brought us today's China. Especially interesting is to learn whence came Mao.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2008

    a very personal account

    Chen has written a very personal history of the most tumultuous days in 20th century China. The participants in these events are vividly portrayed. Excellent for the general reader with little or no knowledge about China.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2008

    Fascinating story!

    What a wonderful way to learn about the modern history of China by reading this fascinating story of one family which brings you from China back to China via Trinidad, England and Russia.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2008

    Three generations of revolutionaries in China

    Mrs. Chen takes us back to the 19th century when hungry peasants unsuccessfully revolted against the emperor of China. Then we see the first 20'th century revolution in which the emperor was overthrown. The Chen family was involved in both of these revolutions. The third revolution was that of the Communists and we get a very personal, close view of that from the third generation. Fascinating!

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