Monday, October 17, 2016

Rest in peace...

"In Davin’s last piece of writing, her introduction to Daughter of Good Fortune: A Twentieth-Century Chinese Peasant Memoir (2015), she returned to the theme that had always been central for her work – the complexity of change in rural Chinese society. The subject of the memoir, Chen Huiqin, had worked on the land most of her life, living in a house without running water. Now her home had air-conditioning and she could have video-chats with her grandchild living abroad. How long, Davin wondered, would the balance last between traditional and modern values?"



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