The Golden Wing: A Sociological Study of Chinese Familism
By Yaohua Lin  Publisher: Life Bookstore Publishing Co., Ltd.
Paper Back
2015-05-01 | ISBN: 9787807680673
Rights Manager: Peishan Li

Lin Yueh-Hwa’s 1944 masterpiece The Golden Wing: A Family Chronicle, a mesmerizing saga comparable to White Deer Plain, soars back onto the scene with this fresh translation. 

Renowned sociologist Lin weaves a captivating tapestry of rural family life in rural southern China, masterfully blending academic rigor with the captivating allure of a novel. As the entwined fates of the Zhang and Huang families unfold, readers are whisked on a mesmerizing journey through tumultuous social shifts and economic changes. The choices the two families lead to starkly different fates. The author deftly portrays their everyday struggles and joys, weaving in vivid descriptions of local beliefs and customs. His insightful commentary delves into the delicate art of navigating interpersonal relationships, revealing the fascinating interplay of individuals within the traditional Chinese societal framework. This book is an invaluable resource for those interested in sociology, offering a nuanced understanding of the internal workings and logic of the traditional Chinese society.

This publication marks the debut of the Chinese translation of Lin’s 1944 masterpiece.