[Chi O San Pu Ch'u (Hardcover)

Hunger Trilogy

By Wang Ruowang, Kyna Rubin, Ira Kasoff

Routledge, 9780873327398, 176pp.

Publication Date: September 30, 1991

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This autobiographical novella was written in 1980 by one of China's leading dissidents, who was released from jail in late October 1990 again after being imprisoned as a pro-democracy activist in the wake of the Tiananmen incident of spring 1989. Wang recounts three episodes of extreme hardship in his life: incarceration in a Guomindang jail during the 1930s for his communist activism, on the run from Japanese troops during the 1940s in a bleak part of Shandong Province, and imprisonment as a "rightist" in Shanghai during the 1960s cultural revolution. The central theme of the three stories is extreme deprivation and "Hunger.