A Chinese Testament: Autobiography of Tan Shih-hua [1900-1926] Sergei Tretiakov [Tretyakov] 1934 life & politics in China era of Sun Yat-sen


Title: A Chinese Testament: The Autobiography of Tan Shih-hua

Author: Tan Shih-hua, as told to S. Tretiakov [Sergei Tretyakov]

Description: First Edition. Boards in orange cloth stamped in black and burgundy. Faint blemish on front cover. Interior is clean and unmarked. Dust jacket shows light edgewear and has a bit of chipping; not price clipped ($3.00); in an archival mylar sleeve. ix, 316 pages. Scarce in dust jacket.

The autobiography of Tan Shih-hua, son of one of Sun Yat Sen's lieutenants, describing his first twenty-six years (1900-1926), from boyhood in a Szechuan village to university life in Peking, documenting his family's ups-and-downs as well as his father's political troubles. At university, he meets Tretyakov, a Soviet professor, and comes under his revolutionary influence and to whom he dictates his story.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Place: New York
Year: 1934

Keywords: China, autobiography, students, social life, customs, Sun Yat-sen, Kuomintang, biography, biographies, revolution,

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