Confessions of a Red Guard: A Memoir

Hardback: $48.00
ISBN-13: 9781937385781
Published: May 2018
Paperback: $28.00
ISBN-13: 9781937385750
Published: May 2018

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300 pages
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  • About the Book
  • Unlike other accounts of the Cultural Revolution, novelist Liang Xiaosheng’s Confessions of a Red Guard relates minor, intensely personal incidents affecting ordinary people during this extraordinary historical period. In the author’s odyssey as a young Red Guard, he is witness to public humiliations of “counterrevolutionaries,” real and imagined; a sex murder and the culprit’s execution; a budding romance in a most unlikely place; stolen pleasures with forbidden books; the ecstasies and personal sacrifices surrounding a glimpse of Chairman Mao at Tiananmen Square; and a host of small ironies of life during a revolutionary movement.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Liang Xiaosheng, Author

      Liang Xiaosheng is a Chinese novelist and screenwriter. Liang is a member of China Writers Association. He is also a professor at Beijing Language and Culture University. His novels have been translated into English, French, Japanese, Russian, and Italian.
    • Howard Goldblatt, Translator