Beijing Doll

Beijing Doll

by Chun Sue


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Banned in China for its candid exploration of a young girl's sexual awakening yet widely acclaimed as being "the first novel of 'tough youth' in China" (Beijing Today), Beijing Doll cuts a daring path through China's rock-and-roll subculture. This cutting edge novel — drawn from the diaries the author kept throughout her teenage years — takes readers to the streets of Beijing where a disaffected generation spurns tradition for lives of self expression, passion, and rock-and-roll. Chun Sue's explicit sensuality, unflinching attitude towards sex, and raw, lyrical style break new ground in contemporary Chinese literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594480201
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/03/2004
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.13(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Chun Sue lives in Beijing and is working on her second novel.

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"Reveals the cruel youth of a new generation...reflects upon the fast changing society of Mainland China." —Asian Weekly

"This original...important book reveals with brutal frankness that the cruelties and frustrations of youth are not lost in translation. —Teen Vogue

"Reading about her adventures is like living vicariously through the most uninhibited girl you know." —YM

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