This evocative narrative draws us into the inner life of a young Chinese peasant girl, May-ping, and her first glimmerings of youthful love and idealism under the Maoist regime in China. As she grows into a mature woman, she becomes increasingly aware of the strife around her. An intelligent girl born into a Poor-Class family in a small village in rural China, she is, because of the Maoist policy towards such families, able to pursue her dream of going to university. In her village, she learns that everything has value except the lives of girls and women. Hua-Hua, a shy and gentle neighbour, hangs herself after her husband beats her brutally for not bearing him a son. May-ping manages to survive the Cultural Revolution as a member of the Communist party who feels outside the system and keeps her inner self intact.
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Behind him, there is a busy chicken pen and tiers of corn fields outside his home, near the top of a hill. At 43, Mr Xiong is what is called a "bare branch" in China - single, unmarried, a bachelor. This is the label given to men like him who have not found a wife, in a country where a man in his twenties is still expected to marry, provide a home and carry on his family line. The immediate approach to the village is an hour-long slow drive up a dirt road, which turns into a walk up a steep dirt track.
Zhang Yugun also left. But once he graduated, he chose to return to the village where he grew up — to give the children a fighting chance. Setting off from Zhenping county and heading along the mountain road to the peak that rises 1, metres above sea level, you can see the Heihumiao primary school, nestled in the valley below. This is where Zhang Yugun has been teaching for the past eighteen years. The village of Heihumiao is far away from everything.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. An eye-opening and previously untold story, Factory Girls is the first look into the everyday lives of the migrant factory population in China. China has million migrant workers—the largest migration in human history.