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The Resource No wall too high : one man's extraordinary escape from Mao's infamous labour camps, Xu Hongci ; translated and edited by Erling Hoh

No wall too high : one man's extraordinary escape from Mao's infamous labour camps, Xu Hongci ; translated and edited by Erling Hoh

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No wall too high : one man's extraordinary escape from Mao's infamous labour camps
Title
No wall too high
Title remainder
one man's extraordinary escape from Mao's infamous labour camps
Statement of responsibility
Xu Hongci ; translated and edited by Erling Hoh
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Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
It was one of the greatest prison breaks of all time, during one of the worst totalitarian tragedies of the 20th Century. Xu Hongci was an ordinary medical student when he was incarcerated under Mao's regime and forced to spend years of his youth in some of China's most brutal labour camps. Three times he tried to escape. And three times he failed. But, determined, he eventually broke free, travelling the length of China, across the Gobi desert, and into Mongolia. This is the extraordinary memoir of his unrelenting struggle to retain dignity, integrity and freedom; but also the untold story of what life was like for ordinary people trapped in the chaos of the Cultural Revolution
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1933-
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Xu, Hongci
Dewey number
  • 951'.05'092
  • 951'.05'092
  • 951'.05'092
  • 951.05092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Hoh, Erling
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  • Xu, Hongci
  • Escapes
  • Prisons
  • Forced labor
  • China
  • History
Label
No wall too high : one man's extraordinary escape from Mao's infamous labour camps, Xu Hongci ; translated and edited by Erling Hoh
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Chinese
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781846044960
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 314 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781846044960
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)
Label
No wall too high : one man's extraordinary escape from Mao's infamous labour camps, Xu Hongci ; translated and edited by Erling Hoh
Publication
Note
Translated from the Chinese
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781846044960
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 314 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781846044960
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)

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