saga of modern China is told through the voices of three generations,
who were, in their own ways, caught up in their country’s revolutions
and wars. Part memoir and part history, Brave Land puts a
personal face on the past century of social upheaval. It is also the
story of a Chinese-American’s passionate journey to reclaim his past.
This quest took him to virtually every corner of China, where he
encountered everyone from distant relatives in distant villages to
students in Tiananmen Square. Along the way, Ray Hu discovered a
personal mission – to tell the fascinating, tangled history of 20th
century China from the perspective of those relatives who lived it.
Thoroughly researched and presented in the form of a collective,
literary memoir, Brave Land is a loving story of China based on
the memories of those people who became a part of history by making
Taipei in 1963, Ray Hu grew up in Texas and currently commutes between
Hong Kong and mainland China.
In the lovingly written
Brave Land, Ray Hu explores a century of Chinese social upheaval
through the eyes of three generations of his relatives.
Lou, HK Magazine
Being a voracious reader and a China buff, I must
have read almost all China-related works in the market: Wild Swans,
Life and Death in Shanghai, Twilight in the Forbidden City, Yellow
Emperor, Dragon Lady, Three Kingdoms …
In my opinion, Ray Hu has put together a
masterpiece. His excellent research and manner of writing make it a
pleasure to work the pages. It is – and I will borrow an oft-used
phrase – a real page-turner. Anyone with Mr. Hu’s family background,
experiences in China and perspective on life must commit them to pen
like he has. … I will echo the last paragraph in the book: it is the
future generations that will benefit from his endeavor, in very much
the same way Mr. Hu’s generation has benefited from the endeavors of
Ray Hu’s family seems to
have the uncanny habit of being in the right place at the right time,
truly riding the ups and downs of China’s tumultuous century.
Exxon Mobil Malaysia
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