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Scarlet Memorial

Tales of Cannibalism in Modern China


Yi Zheng (View Bio)
Hardcover: HarperCollins, 1996; Paperback: Westview Press, 1998.

Scarlet Memorial

"Through immense courage and persistence, Zheng Yi has assembled the most painful and damning and haunting indictment of Maoist China that one can imagine. This book is as important as it is terribly depressing." — Nicholas D. Kristof, author of CHINA WAKES

"SCARLET MEMORIAL paints a frightening picture of man at his worst." — The Washington Times

"Novelist, journalist, and Chinese dissident offers evidence that the Chinese government sanctioned murder and cannibalism in the southwestern province of Guangxi during the Cultural Revolution. His information comes from interviews with party officials, victims' relatives, and the cannibals themselves." — Booknews

"If I were to choose Asian writers that deserve the Nobel Literature Prize, I'd choose Zheng Yi." — Kenzaburo Oe, Nobel Laureate

"[Zheng Yi] is one of China's most powerful writers, whose works deserve to be translated and widely read." — Liu Binyan, New York Review of Books

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