By Duncan Jepson
“Duncan Jepson magically inhabits the lifetime of a tender chinese language girl in Nineteen Thirties Shanghai….I completely loved this book.”
—Janice Y. ok. Lee, New York Times bestselling writer of The Piano Teacher
“Breathtaking….A nice paintings that would circulate its readers.”
—Hong Ying, overseas bestselling writer of Daughter of the River
Readers formerly enchanted by means of Memoirs of a Geisha, Empress, and the novels of Lisa See could be captivated by means of Duncan Jepson’s wonderful debut, All the flora in Shanghai. Evocative, sweeping, but intimate ancient fiction, Jepson’s novel transports us to a China on the point of revolution, and witnesses this colourful, tumultuous global during the eyes of a girl compelled right into a lifestyles no longer of her deciding on and pushed to hunt a sour revenge. This epic trip into the center of Asia is certain to mesmerize lovers of Shanghai Girls and Snow Flower and the key Fan.
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1 per cent (NBS, 2002). China maintained a high rate of growth even in the period of the Asian Financial Crisis, and continued its momentum when the entire world was subject to a signiﬁcant slowdown after the 9/11 event in 2001 and the second Gulf Introduction 11 War in Iraq in April 2003. In early 2003, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan endured an unanticipated disaster caused by the spread of a severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) which killed a few hundreds and infected many thousands in a short span of time, especially in Beijing and Guangdong.
Life expectancy at birth, arguably the most important single indicator of development, had risen from 36 years pre-1949 to 71 years in 1981, an extraordinary achievement (Nolan, 1995: 49). The system also provided a high degree of security, drastically reducing the age-old fear of an unforeseen personal, natural or economic disaster that was the reality for every farm family and for a large fraction of the urban workforce in preRevolutionary China. 2 Comparison of economic performance in modern China China’s achievements in the pre-reform era were heralded by numerous Western scholars as evidence that equal distribution of income could help the poor countries to achieve high levels of life quality and social development.
At the end of the great famine, Deng worked with Liu Shaoqi and Chen Yun to help the country recover from the disastrous famine, but along with the others, he fell victim to Mao’s political struggle at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution. Deng disappeared to a remote village in Jiangxi Province until 1973 when he was called back by Mao to help run the country. From 1966 to 1972, China abolished the closed-book examination tradition throughout the country from primary to higher education. In 1973, soon after Deng came to power again, he resumed the examination system at the primary and secondary education levels.