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Afterword to the English Edition Forget about the distance between China and the rest of the world. Please don’t get upset with the book and ask me if it’s true that the Chinese kill cats and insult each other. And don’t ask me if this is the story of my life. I can tell you this: the Chinese kill everything, just the same as you do. Cursing and insulting each other in all sorts of different ways is part of the Chinese civilization. And this is certainly not an autobiography, or some historical epic. It’s just a collection of scenes and verses, dancing hand in hand in circles large and small. When the circle is complete, the dancers laugh and call it a day. Liu Sola New York, November 1993 ...


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  • China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 -- Fiction.
  • War stories. -- gsafd.
  • Historical fiction. -- gsafd.
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