The Early Arrival of Dreams

The Early Arrival of Dreams

A Year in China

Book - 1990 | 1st ed
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One year before the protests in Tiananmen Square, Rosemary Mahoney participated in a teaching exchange between Harvard and Hangzhou University. At Hangzhou she was able to overcome her students usual rigidity and achieve a rare and intimate glimpse of their culture and their attitudes. This remarkable memoir captures both the dreams and the grim realities her Chinese students faced within the confines of an oppressive political regime. Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Fawcett Columbine, c1990
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780449905524
Branch Call Number: 951 M216
Characteristics: 325 p. ; 22 cm


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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 31, 2014

A fascinating story of a young English teacher’s experiences working and travelling in China one year before the Tiananmen Square uprising. With a novelist’s pen, Mahoney conveys the many sources of unhappiness and discontent among students and teachers she befriends, while preserving a fierce sense of humour and compassion. Her ability to describe situations and people make this book, like her characters, absolutely irresistible.


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