Snow Falling in Spring: Coming of Age in China During the Cultural Revolution


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5.6 X 8.22 X 0.51 inches | 0.38 pounds

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About the Author

MOYING LI, one of the first students to leave China for study abroad after the Cultural Revolution, came to the United States in 1980 on a full scholarship from Swarthmore College. She holds an M.A., an M.B.A., and a Ph.D. She lives in Boston and Beijing.


"Snow Falling in Spring joins other important books about the Cultural Revolution . . . as childhood testimonies to national trauma, cautionary tales for our own time, and appreciations for homes, old and new." --The San Francisco Chronicle

"At its essence, this is a book about the value of reading--to escape, to learn, to be sustained and to grow." --The New York Times Book Review

"The simple, direct narrative will grab readers with the eloquent account of daily trauma and hope." --Booklist, Starred Review

"Li effectively builds the climate of fear that accompanies the rise of the Red Guard. . . . Sketches about her grandparents root the narrative within a broader context of Chinese traditions as well as her own family's values, establishing a basis for Li's later portrayal of the individuals around her who respond to oppression with hope and faith in knowledge and education." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Beautifully written . . . offers a somewhat broader view of a nation in turmoil and illustrates the grit and determination necessary for survival in a dysfunctional society." --School Library Journal

"The narrative will enable readers to sympathize with Li and feel relief when she leaves to study at Swarthmore College after ten years of education in China." --Kirkus Reviews

"Anyone under the impression that liberty, justice, and the pursuit of happiness is a birthright will find this book illuminating." --Peter Sís, author of The Wall