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The Resource Sounds of the river : a young man's university days in Beijing, Da Chen

Sounds of the river : a young man's university days in Beijing, Da Chen

Label
Sounds of the river : a young man's university days in Beijing
Title
Sounds of the river
Title remainder
a young man's university days in Beijing
Statement of responsibility
Da Chen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Beginning with his first train ride to Beijing from his farm, we rumble along with him in the overcrowded and disease-ridden car to the university. Here the author faces a host of ghastly challenges, including poor living conditions, lack of food, and suicidal roommates. Undaunted by these hurdles and armed with a dogged determination to learn English and "all things Western," he must compete with every other student to win a chance to study in America - a chance that rests in the shrewd and corrupt hands of the almighty professors. In a richly textured tale - by turns poetic, ribald, hilarious, and heartbreaking - Da keeps his indomitable spirit, but will he be any closer to attaining his goal?"
  • "In the sequel to 'Colors of the mountain', teenager Da Chen gathers soil from the riverbank near his village before he leaves to attend university in Beijing. Those grains bear witness to his past and contain the now silent sounds of the river. Later, spilled onto the dry earth of the North, they will merge two parts of Da's life, as does the second volume of his lyrical trilogy of memoirs."
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chen, Da
Dewey number
951.05
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT1828.C5214
LC item number
A3 2002
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chen, Da
  • College students
  • China
  • China
Label
Sounds of the river : a young man's university days in Beijing, Da Chen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 307 pages
Isbn
9780060958725
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn224539429
  • 491693
Label
Sounds of the river : a young man's university days in Beijing, Da Chen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 307 pages
Isbn
9780060958725
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn224539429
  • 491693

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