Rural Life of Chinese
Hillary wrote the book, Pearl in China. Pearl in China is one of the many books and articles the author has written concerning the misery of the China residents in the rural regions. From the stories, the anger and the pain of the writer is evident as she shares the pain of the young, the orphans, women and the children in the Chinese rural areas (Spurling, 92). She vividly narrates the stories from their perspective. This perspective is applied because she lived with them and understood them as she better. This work has been written to the entire world and more so to the Chinese government. The main aim is to highlight the pain of residents and work to overcome the prevailing challenge. Written through the voice of a young and poor farmer, the author aims at highlighting the predicaments of the Chinese farmers who labor and toil in hardships yet the government fails to acknowledge their hard work (spurling, 106). The main reason why this book has been written is to emphasize the trials and the pain that the Chinese farmers are undergoing in the rural regions. The author has had this burden and tried to share it out. However, most of the previous writings were banned. The main reason was that she was the only white by then with the opposing objective of the colonialists by then.
The background of the book is in the rural agricultural regions in China. A part of the book has been written with a university background. However, the main theme all through is the pain and the hardships most of the Chinese are going through despite the growing economy. The book also highlights some of the issues, which resulted in the Chinese revolution. Within the book, there are many stories about the poor Chinese farmers. There is the story about the Shao, who was an academic agricultural assistant. In the university that aims at improving the lifestyles of the people, Shao appears as the only Chinese student with the farming background and desire to improve his lifestyle.
The book by William Joseph critiques the life and the leftist perspective in the Chinese background (Joseph, 102). Written to the high class in China, this book aims at changing the political stand of the reader by campaigning for a political reformation, which is to overthrow the prevailing social structure. From the book, it is clear that communism and its structure did more damage than good in the Chinese descents (Joseph, 280). According to the author, communism plays a big role in the spread of poverty and poor living standards between the Chinese. According to the writer, there are more than 80% of the Chinese who lack the knowledge of reading and writing. Written during the widespread communism in the 1980s, this book highlights the political atmosphere in the region. It further highlights the political stand of the Chinese within that period. Through the writings, the world understands the presence and the impact of swindlers like Liu Shaoqi.
The writer aims to challenge the political stand of the revolutions in that era. Politics was used to limit the freedom and manipulate the subjects at the expense of the country’s economic stability. There were the veteran revolutionaries and the cultural revolutionaries. After the death of Lin Bao, the veteran revolutionists rose against the cultural revolutionists. Their objective was to question the existence of the cultural revolutionists and overthrow the class struggles that have been prevailing in the existence of Lin Bao. The class structure had divided the country while people were languishing in abject poverty. The issue of communism brought so many limitations to the subjects as the subjects upheld the political laws and stand at the expense of their own lives and freedom.
Joseph, A. William. The Critique of Ultra-Leftism in China: 1958-1981. UK: Stanford University Press. 1984. Print
Spurling, Hilary. Burying the Bones: Pearl Buck in China. US: Profile Book. 2010. Print