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Chinese lessons : five classmates and the story of the new China
Chinese lessons : five classmates and the story of the new China
Pomfret, John, 1959-2007
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As one of the first American students admitted to China after the communist revolution, John Pomfret was exposed to a country still emerging from the twin tragedies of the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. Crammed into a dorm room with seven Chinese men, Pomfret contended with all manner of cultural differences, from too-short beds and roommates intent on glimpsing a white man naked, to the need for cloak-and-dagger efforts to conceal his relationships with Chinese women. Amidst all this, he immersed himself in the remarkable lives of his classmates.
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Brighton LibraryHistory951.058 POMAvailable
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