A Song For China: How My Father Wrote Yellow River Cantata

By ZHANG, Ange

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9781773061511
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Groundwood


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Reviewed on October 1, 2019  |  Middle To High School

Gr 4–7—In early 1939, during the Second Sino-Japanese War, a suite of lyrical short poems by Guang Weiran (a celebrated pen name) was set to music by his friend Xian Xinghai. Guang's artist son has created this stirring, streamlined account of his father's life and work, centered on the cantata's creation, with photographs and many of Zhang's bold woodcut-like illustrations (enlivened by touches of crimson). A precocious student and writer, the 12-year-old Guang was moved to revolution by foreign abuses of the concession syst...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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