Blood Red Sunset: A Memoir Of The Chinese Cultural Revolution by Ma BoBlood Red Sunset: A Memoir Of The Chinese Cultural Revolution by Ma Bo

Blood Red Sunset: A Memoir Of The Chinese Cultural Revolution

byMa BoTranslated byHoward Goldblatt

Paperback | July 1, 1996

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First banned in its native land, this earthy, unflinching memoir has become one of the biggest bestsellers in the history of China.
 
In 1968, a fervent young Red Guard joined the army of hotheaded adolescents who trekked to Inner Mongolia to spread the Cultural Revolution. After gaining a reputation as a brutal abuser of the local herd owners and nomads, Ma Bo casually criticized a Party Leader. Denounced as an “active counterrevolutionary” and betrayed by his friends, the idealistic youth was brutally beaten and imprisoned.
 
Charged with passion, never doctrinaire, Blood Red Sunset is a startlingly vivid and personal narrative that opens a window on the psyche of totalitarian excess that no other work of history can provide. This is a tale of ideology and disillusionment, a powerful work of political and literary importance.
 
“A deceptively straightforward story carried forward by deep currents of insight.”—The Washington Post
 
“A genuine, no-holds-barred, unadorned piece of writing…echoing the realities of contemporary China.”—Liu Binyan, The New York Times Book Review
Title:Blood Red Sunset: A Memoir Of The Chinese Cultural RevolutionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.6 × 5 × 0.8 inPublished:July 1, 1996Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140159428

ISBN - 13:9780140159424

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In a startlingly vivid, strangely objective, personal narrative, Ma Bo, who was denounced as an "active counterrevolutionary" in 1968, opens a window on the Chinese psyche that no work of history can provide, telling a passionate tale of a humanity that survives against all odds--a tale of ideology and disillusionment that will speak to all readers.