Cheng Naishan

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This fascinating novel by one of contemporary China's most prolific writers offers insight into a chaotic period in modern Chinese history.The early sixties of the last century saw the exodus of Shanghai's educated youth to the wilderness of Northwestern China. They were mainly engaged in farming there, working in appalling conditions. Tang Dawei, a high school student from a wealthy family, volunteers to go in order to flee the merciless criticism and unbearable social pressure that follow an...