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Under the Red Flag Stories by Ha Jin

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Published by University of Georgia Press in Athens, USA .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • China

Subjects:

  • City and town life -- Fiction,
  • China -- Social life and customs -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Ha Jin.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3560.I6 U53 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination207 p. ;
Number of Pages207
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL666557M
ISBN 100820319392
LC Control Number97012235

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About Under the Red Flag Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for short fiction, Under the Red Flag features twelve stories which take place during China’s Cultural Revolution–stories which display the earnestness and grandeur of human folly and, in a larger sense, form a . Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for short fiction, Under the Red Flag features twelve stories which take place during China's Cultural Revolution--stories which display the earnestness and grandeur of human folly and, in a larger sense, form a moral history of a time and a place/5(6). The twelve stories in Under the Red Flag take place during China's Cultural Revolution. Ha Jin, who was raised in China and emigrated to the United States after the Tiananmen Square massacre in , writes about loss and moral deterioration with the keen sense of a survivor. Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for short fiction, Under the Red Flag features twelve stories which take place during China's Cultural Revolution--stories which display the earnestness and grandeur of human folly and, in a larger sense, form a moral history of a time and a place/10(15).

  “In place of demonologies and apologies, The Red Flag is a real history of modern Communism from the beginning to the present. It is an extraordinary story told with sympathy and with an incisive use of significant detail. This is a work of formidable scholarship but also a very readable book/5(29). The twelve stories in Under the Red Flag take place during China's Cultural Revolution. Ha Jin, who was raised in China and emigrated to the United States after the Tiananmen Square massacre in , writes about loss and moral deterioration with the keen sense of a survivor.5/5(2).   In The Red Flag, Oxford professor David Priestland tells the epic story of a movement that has taken root in dozens of countries across two hundred years, from its birth after the French Revolution to its ideological maturity in nineteenth-century Germany to its rise to dominance (and subsequent fall) in the twentieth century/5. Under The Black Flag is an easy to read book with smooth transitions between chapters. Each chapter is dedicated to a specific pirate topic that is explained in an easy to understand way, without boring the reader with unnecessary details. Mr. Cordingly does a wonderful job at transporting the reader back to the gold age of by:

  Under the Black Flag also charts the paths of fictional pirates such as Captain Hook and Long John Silver. The definitive resource on the subject, this book is as captivating as it is supremely entertaining. Praise for Under the Black Flag “[A] lively historyBrand: Random House Publishing Group. The twelve short stories collected in UNDER THE RED FLAG, which won author Ha Jin the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction in , provide the reader with extraordinary insight to living. While these common threads make Under the Red Flag a logical collection, when read all at once they sometimes feel a bit formulaic. The reader is not surprised when things don't end well for the characters. In Under the Black Flag (), David Cordingly looks at the reality of the golden age of piracy. Cordingly covers most everything there is to know about pirates. Famous pirate captains, life among the pirates, tactics, treasure, ships, trials and executions, and the reasons for the end of the golden age of Caribbean piracy are all included/5.