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Sacred Willow Four Generations in the Life of a Vietnamese Family

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ISBN-10: 0195137876

ISBN-13: 9780195137873

Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)

Authors: Duong Van Mai Elliott, Mai Elliott

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Duong Van Mai Elliott's The Sacred Willow, an extraordinary narrative woven from the lives of four generations of her family, illuminates fascinating--and until now unexplored--strands of Vietnamese history. Beginning with her great-grandfather, who rose from rural poverty to become an influential mandarin, 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 blossoms torn by fire from the trees flutter "like hundreds of butterflies" overhead. She reveals the agonizing choices that split Vietnamese families:…    
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/20/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Maps
Family Tree
A Burial in the Night
Shut Gate and High Walls
The Silk Merchant
French Veneer, Confucian Soul
Taxes, Floods, and Robbers
The Third Month in the Year of the Famine
The Head on the Roof
Into the Resistance Zone
Poison and Bribes
The Fall of a Border Garrison
Sifting Through the Rubble
The New Mecca
Just Cause
Short Peace, Long War
Flying Into the Unknown
The Spoils of Victory
The Hours of Gold and Jade
Epilogue: Across the Four Seas
Bibliography
Index