Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 January 2022

320 Pages | 25 photographs

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197573341

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The Secret Listener

An Ingenue in Mao's Court

Yuan-tsung Chen

  • A first-hand account of what life was like in the period before the revolution and in Mao's China from a woman's perspective that tells how she fought a battle of sexes before Mao and then went on fighting into Mao's "continuous class war"
  • Written by a former minor official in a communist cultural ministry, and a survivor from Maoism
  • Covers a full history of China's ups and downs in the twentieth century and unfolds a drama with a vast, variegated, and riveting cast, from the Prime Minister to characters of urban underclass