The Monkey and the Dragon: a True Story About Friendship, Music, Politics & Liife on the Edge [NOOK Book]

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Memoir, biography and travel book, The Monkey and the Dragon is a story about China like nothing you've ever read.

This is a book about friendship, music, politics and life on the edge. Linda Jaivin first met Taiwan pop star Hou Dejian in 1981 when she was a journalist in Hong Kong, and his song 'Heirs of the Dragon' had made him a superstar. They became great friends.

In 1983 Hou defected to communist China, a stunning and bizarre move which ...

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The Monkey and the Dragon: a True Story About Friendship, Music, Politics & Liife on the Edge

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Overview

Memoir, biography and travel book, The Monkey and the Dragon is a story about China like nothing you've ever read.

This is a book about friendship, music, politics and life on the edge. Linda Jaivin first met Taiwan pop star Hou Dejian in 1981 when she was a journalist in Hong Kong, and his song 'Heirs of the Dragon' had made him a superstar. They became great friends.

In 1983 Hou defected to communist China, a stunning and bizarre move which shocked his friends and fans. In 1989 he was one of the last hunger-strikers on Tiananmen Square. When the tanks rolled in he helped saved thousands of lives, and afterwards he wouldn't be silenced. In 1990, the authorities forced him back to Taiwan, where he became a celebrity fengshui master…

From lighthearted absurdity to movingly rendered tragedy, and through the finely drawn character of Hou, bestselling author Linda Jaivin brilliantly reveals the personal and political tumult of a transforming China.

'Jaivin's writings on the '89 massacre rank amongst the fine pieces of reconstructive journalism.' John Birmingham

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781921799921
  • Publisher: The Text Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 1,101,339
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Linda Jaivin worked and studied in Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China before settling in Sydney as a writer and translator. Her four novels include the international best-seller Eat Me; Rock n Roll Babes from Outer Space; Miles Walker, You’re Dead; and Dead Sexy. She is co-editor of New Ghosts, Old Dreams: Chinese Rebel Voices, and the author of non-fiction titles Confessions of an S&M Virgin, and The Monkey and the Dragon.
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