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Daughter of Shanghai Tsai Chin

Daughter of Shanghai - Tsai Chin

London: Chatto & Windus, 1988, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.A little age-toning to the edges of the text block.

Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “Born on tour in a trunk, Tsai Chin is the third daughter of modern China’s greatest classical actor. Zhou Xinfang. She was brought up in cosmopolitan Shanghai under the influence of an idiosyncratic and Westernised mother, witnessing Japanese occupation, civil war and the Communist takeover. In this magical autobiography Tsai Chin paints an unrivalled and unforgettable picture of life and childhood in a wealthy but unconventional theatrical household in Shanghai, surrounded by brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts and artists. She chronicles an astonishing life from Shanghai to RADA, an affair with Kenneth Tynan, the Cultura Revolution —which by its treatment of her family pursued her across the world — her own despair and a new life in America before returning to China to reclaim her past.”

Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages.
Daughter of Shanghai Tsai Chin