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Ma Jian ☆ 7 Read Free read Ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Ma Jian 北京植物人 Download ì 7 Ng University As the minute by minute chronicling of the lead up to his shooting becomes ever intense the reader is caught in a gripping emotional journey where the boundaries between life and death are increasingly blurre. From the first page on life literally flashes by the protagonist He is told This is a clear sign that now on you re going to have to take life seriously Dai Wei a Beijing University student has been shot in the head in the 1989 Tiananmen Suare Massacre The story proper begins as the narrator switches to Dai Wei now in a coma We journey with Wei from his birth childhood and adulthood to finality We see him falling for his childhood love Lulu who later betrays him a Hongkongese A Mei who breaks his heart is killed in Tiananmen Suare and might have come back as a sparrow in his last days and then Tian Yi who escaped death and to the US We read how he and his friends in Southern University in Guangzhou devour foreign literature like Kafka s and ideas like Freud s We follow him to Beijing University where he studies biology and which is where he gets involved in student protests for government reforms We experience his sensations while he lies in a coma being cleaned and fed through a tube by a despairing mother who even if she exhorts him to die soon still attempts to find him healers Interspersed within Wei s narrative is some rather clinical observation of his medical condition Life has never been easy for Wei even at birth when he fell out from his mother into a cold concrete floor his head splitting with pain This is like a foretelling of his fate of being shot in the headWhen he was a teenager the police interrogating him about a banned book he copied out and gave to Lulu threatened him with boiling water from a flask They told him If we don t teach you a lesson now you ll end up with a bullet in your head These words never took as he got shot later as an adult All that cannot compare to other horrors and turpitudes of a country s regime During the period of the one child policy birth control officers carried out forced abortions at family planning clinics throwing foetuses into buckets strangling new babies One kind of horror which traumatizes Wei was experienced by his father in internment camp cannibalism His father might have been eaten himself if he wasn t moved out to Shandung A doctor he talks to in Wuxuan researching such atrocities also adds that local citizens proved their loyalty to the Party by executing friends and neighbours Wei learns that revolution in Chinese characters is written as elimination of life Wei himself experiences cannibalization of a sort when his mother had to sell off one of his kidneys to fund his medical upkeep Wei gives us a blow by blow account of how the doctors remove his kidney without anaesthetics The descriptions wouldn t look amiss among cut and kill scenarios in American Psycho The reader can expect similar minute details throughout the entire novel especially in the Tiananmen Suare pages Wei likens the scenes in the Suare to some movie set However the dialogue is not so much akin to a film as sometimes it can be a little stilted and formal But surprisingly this works here because the reader could be watching a Chinese opera particularly one set on an immense stage with stage directions and asides aplenty with a preponderance of characters At best the writing can sometimes read like late 80 s New Journalism investigative articles you find in Rolling Stone and Esuire magazines However there are some moments of lyricism when in love Wei sees Tian Yi as a celestial fairy about to take flight That aside one of the most poignant passages can be found in a visit from Tian Yi when she touches comatose Wei s foot sending him into an almost erotic paroxysm Nearing the book s end things are looking bleak for Wei and his mother who refuses to sign the demolition agreement to her house and receive a pittance of a compensation She is slowly driven to insanity as she is persecuted for being a member of the Falun Gong her electricity water and phone cut off Her neighborhood is being razed to the ground for a new shopping complex whose chairman is none other than Lulu Their house is the only one standing bulldozed and rammed just like Wei s friends were by the Chinese army in Tiananmen Suare Nearing the end Wei is now finally starting to see light behind his eye lids when before his entire Weltanschauung while in a coma has been through his ears and noseAt the close of the book the reader encounters a d j vu Without disclosing the d nouement suffice it to say the reader may view this as Gestalt parallelism yin yang or karma no matter which all very similar and universal Also Wei is finally told But once you ve climbed out of this fleshy tomb where is there left for you to go Where indeed If you believe in karma when one does not have anywhere left to go there is no cycles left to endure one has reached the apex just like Wei finally seeing himself in a public suare with just one building standing atop in an iron bed Nirvana

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Ma Jian ☆ 7 Read Free read Ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Ma Jian 北京植物人 Download ì 7 N almost unrecognisable China Dai Wei escapes into his memories weaving together the events that took him from his harsh childhood in the last years of the Cultural Revolution to his time as a microbiology student at Beiji. A staggering book about the Tiananmen Suare uprising in Beijing in 1989 The author begins through the story of our hero with the way these students grew up who gave birth to their desire to claim something different from what was given to their parents continuing with the situation in the universities and ending in the uprising and its bloody repression creates a complete chronicle of this process describing in detail each stage putting us in the heart of events transporting us next to the students who struggled and envisioned a different future for their country while dreaming of their own personal happinessWhat makes this book special though is that it doesn t just have that Along with the narration of the events of the uprising shows us the life of our hero after it being in a coma after his serious head injury from a gunshot he tries to reconstruct the past while his mother is desperately trying to improve his condition This sad second narrative forms the basis on which the first is built and until the end the one follows the other and slowly the intensity that leads to the very strong finale is build where the violence of repression is paralleled by the eually violent genesis of the new China of the next century In this way the author manages to do two things at once giving us on the one hand the history of the uprising with sensitivity and political insight and on the other a very strong allegorical commentary on modern China of enormous economic growth and non existent progress in human rights issues A really wonderful and very useful book 1989

Free read Ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Ma Jian

Ma Jian ☆ 7 Read Free read Ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Ma Jian 北京植物人 Download ì 7 Dai Wei lies in his bedroom a prisoner in his body after he was shot in the head at the Tiananmen Suare protest ten years earlier and left in a coma As his mother tends to him and his friends bring news of their lives in a. Ma Jian s epic masterpiece about the 1989 Tiananmen Suare Protests will be present in your mind long after you put the book down if you can do so Dai Wei a PhD student at Beijing University was struck by a bullet during the massacre that followed the student protests As he lies in bed immobile for years he lives in his memories of the past He also silently observes everything around his big iron bed trapped within his body His mother apartment friends and body break down around him while his mind remains unable to move or change This is a metaphor for the natural incessant beauty of China that Dai Wei loves which is unchanging amidst the country s political turmoil This book is a must read for anyone interested in Chinese culture Ma Jian s exuisite style takes you to the rain forests of Yunnan the sweaty southern provinces busy Beijing and explains the beauty of Hong Kongese women You become embroiled in his circle of friends and although there are MANY characters you feel as though they are your friends as well There are a few too many characters for my liking I believe that Jian tries to explain how vast the protests are but by the end you are a bit confused about all the minor characters All in all I am a little too young to remember these protests first hand and I am so glad that I learned about this era through this book The writing is beautiful and moving while still being historically accurate China in my mind will forever be shaped by Ma Jian and of course Dai Wei


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  1. says: review 北京植物人 Ma Jian ☆ 7 Read Free read Ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Ma Jian

    PDF or EBOOK (北京植物人) A REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT SHOULD LISTEN TO THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE. NOTHING SHOULD FRIGHTEN IT MORE THAN SILENCE. In a little less than a week comes the 28th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. It would be an interesting calculation to add the ones who want to remember and subtract the ones who want everyone to f

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    Free read Ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Ma Jian Ma Jian ☆ 7 Read PDF or EBOOK (北京植物人) Ma Jian's epic masterpiece about the 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests will be present in your mind long after you put the book down if you can do

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    PDF or EBOOK (北京植物人) Ma Jian ☆ 7 Read A book told from the stundent's point of view of the tianenmen square massacre. It's told retrospectively from a comatose students point of view and slips between his life and mind in the coma and his fatelful tale of those last few weeks before the massacre took place. It gets a little boring in the middle i

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    PDF or EBOOK (北京植物人) i loved Ma Jain before this novel. but this one sorry to say i could not finish. with all my knowledge of China, with my curiosity towards what happened in tian an man in june 1989 and i was there few days after i got lost. Ma is a great writer, good critic of the wrongs in china but i found this novel to cumbersome.

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    Free read Ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Ma Jian Ma Jian ☆ 7 Read review 北京植物人 A staggering book about the Tiananmen Square uprising in Beijing in 1989. The author begins through the story of our hero with the way these students grew up who gave birth to their desire to claim something differ

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    PDF or EBOOK (北京植物人) truly, this will induce coma, in beijing or anywhere else. i couldn't get through than 35 pages. one problem among others: there are no chapters

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    PDF or EBOOK (北京植物人) Free read Ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Ma Jian Ma Jian ☆ 7 Read From the first page on, life literally flashes by the protagonist. He is told: ‘This is a clear sign that now on you’

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    Ma Jian ☆ 7 Read PDF or EBOOK (北京植物人) An absolutely towering masterpiece painful, haunting, compelling, and profound. Original and never once dull over the course of 700 pages. I wish I could write some words that would do a work like this justice, that would make people read it and experience it, but I finished the book about 10 minutes ago and my mind is still reel

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    PDF or EBOOK (北京植物人) review 北京植物人 There are three major periods of Beijing upheaval in this amazing novel, and Dai Wei survives them all: first Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution, then the crackdown at Tiananmen Square, and finally the beautification of Beijing for its Olympic bid, which brings his mother's housing complex to rubble around him. Through all of this turmoil, Dai Wei is ever the observer, watching as the Cultural Revolution wreaks havoc on his parents' marria

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    Free read Ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Ma Jian Ma Jian ☆ 7 Read review 北京植物人 I read this in August.. I made a note after finishing it (and it took some time to finish it): Hard to describe. Too long but shows immaturity of the students. I worry about the Hong Kong protestors of August 2019. Today, 12.31.2019: I think I am less worried about the Hong Kong protestors as of today. They have many other people from differe

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