Come Watch the Sun Go Home [*SIGNED*]

By: Chen Chen (pseud.)

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[brand-new copy, no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. SIGNED by the author (no inscription) on the title page. In her "memoir of upheaval and revolution in China," the author writes movingly of her family's travails over the course of Chinese history from the 1930s to the 1990s. "Having fled persecution in Chunking during the Sino-Japanese war (1937-1945), the Chens settled briefly in Peking, then escaped to the U.S. during the intensifying civil war," living for a time in Berkeley, California. They were repatriated in the early 1950s to a very different China, following the Communist victory, and eventually endured great suffering under Mao's cultural revolution; the author herself served a prison sentence (along with her infant son) and then experienced the rigors of a "re-education" farm. She survived all that to eventually assume an important position in the China Film Association, which in turn led to several trips back to the U.S. for academic pursuits in the field; she was on one of these educational sojourns when the Tiananmen Square massacre occurred. She gave a TV interview to a local station in Wisconsin, which was subsequently picked up and broadcast worldwide on CNN -- making it too dangerous for her to return to China, even though her two (then-adult) children were still there. She eventually found safe haven in California -- "here again in the Golden State I had dreamed about in the dungeon, here where I yearned to find refuge from all horrors and persecution" -- where she lives in retirement today. Signed by Author

Title: Come Watch the Sun Go Home [*SIGNED*]

Author: Chen Chen (pseud.)

Edition: First Edition

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj design) Paul Gordon

Location Published: New York, Marlowe & Company: (c.1998)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Fine dj

Inscription: Signed by Author

Categories: Biography/Autobiography, *NEW ARRIVALS

Seller ID: 27498

Keywords: china berkeley cultural revolution cinema signed