OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Sacred Willow: Four Generations in the Life of a Vietnamese Family (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780190614515

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¥3,377
著者: 
Mai Elliott
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496 ページ
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Paperback
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156 x 235 mm
刊行日
2017年09月
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A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Duong Van Mai Elliott's The Sacred Willow illuminates recent Vietnamese history by weaving together the stories of the lives of four generations of her family. Beginning with her great-grandfather, who rose from rural poverty to become an influential landowner, and continuing to the present, Mai Elliott traces her family's journey through an era of tumultuous change. She tells us of childhood hours in her grandmother's silk shop, and of hiding while French troops torched her village, watching while blossoms torn by fire from the trees flutter "like hundreds of butterflies" overhead. She makes clear the agonizing choices that split Vietnamese families: her eldest sister left her staunchly anti-communist home to join the Viet Minh, and spent months sleeping in jungle camps with her infant son, fearing air raids by day and tigers by night. And she follows several family members through the last, desperate hours of the fall of Saigon-including one nephew who tried to escape by grabbing the skid of a departing American helicopter. Based on family papers, dozens of interviews, and a wealth of other research, this is not only a memorable family saga but a record of how the Vietnamese themselves have experienced their times.

目次: 

Preface
Acknowledgments
Maps
Family Tree
1. A Burial in the Night
2. Shut Gate and High Walls
3. The Silk Merchant
4. French Veneer, Confucian Soul
5. Taxes, Floods, and Robbers
6. The Third Month in the Year of the Famine
7. The Head on the Roof
8. Into the Resistance Zone
9. Poison and Bribes
10. The Fall of a Border Garrison
11. Sifting Through the Rubble
12. The New Mecca
13. Just Cause
14. Short Peace, Long War
15. Flying Into the Unknown
16. The Spoils of Victory
17. The Hours of Gold and Jade
Epilogue: Across the Four Seas
Bibliography
Index

著者について: 

Mai Elliott was born and raised in Vietnam and attended Georgetown University on a scholarship. She lived in Vietnam again from 1963 to 1968 and worked for the Rand Corporation interviewing Viet Cong prisoners of war. She returned to the U.S. in 1968 and now lives in California.

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