Bridge Across Broken Time (Hardcover)
Chinese and Jewish Cultural Memory
Yale University Press, 9780300066142, 246pp.
Publication Date: June 16, 1998
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Focusing on the transmission of cultural memory in these two cultures, the author examines how metaphor becomes an aid to memory, the role of personal remembrance in public commemorations, and the process of healing historical wounds. Combining poetry and historiography, oral interviews and archival documents, this book brings to life the struggles of Chinese and Jewish survivors who managed to cultivate memory through inimical times and preserve the continuity of their long traditions.
"This is a beautifully written, reflective personal essay on the role of memory for those whose history has been fragmented by trauma. Original and moving". -- Paula E. Hyman, author of Gender and Assimilation in Modern Jewish History