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The Resource A Chinese life, written by Philippe Ôtié and Li Kunwu ; illustrated by Li Kunwu ; translated by Edward Gauvin

A Chinese life, written by Philippe Ôtié and Li Kunwu ; illustrated by Li Kunwu ; translated by Edward Gauvin

Label
A Chinese life
Title
A Chinese life
Statement of responsibility
written by Philippe Ôtié and Li Kunwu ; illustrated by Li Kunwu ; translated by Edward Gauvin
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"A Chinese Life is an astonishing graphic novel set against the backdrop of the creation of the People{u2019}s Republic of China in 1949. This distinctively drawn work chronicles the rise and reign of Chairman Mao Zedong, and his sweeping, often cataclysmic vision for the most populated country on the planet. Though the storyline is epic, the storytelling is intimate, reflecting the real life of the book{u2019}s artist. Li Kunwu spent more than 30 years as a state artist for the Communist Party. He saw firsthand what was happening to his family, his neighbors, and his homeland during this extraordinary time. Working with Philippe Ôtié, the artist has created a memoir of self and state, a rich, very human account of a major historical moment with contemporary consequences. Mao said, �The masses are the real heroes, � but A Chinese Life shows those masses as real people."--Amazon.com
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ôtié, Philippe
Dewey number
741
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
  • PN
  • PN
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gauvin, Edward
  • Li, Kunwu
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mao, Zedong
  • Communism
  • China
  • China
Label
A Chinese life, written by Philippe Ôtié and Li Kunwu ; illustrated by Li Kunwu ; translated by Edward Gauvin
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
sky250814353
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
691 p.
Isbn
9781906838553
Lccn
bl2012047601
Other physical details
chiefly ill. (some col.), col. photo.
Label
A Chinese life, written by Philippe Ôtié and Li Kunwu ; illustrated by Li Kunwu ; translated by Edward Gauvin
Publication
Control code
sky250814353
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
691 p.
Isbn
9781906838553
Lccn
bl2012047601
Other physical details
chiefly ill. (some col.), col. photo.

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