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Opening Worlds No. 6:
The Tall Woman and Her Short Husband...

This is a love story, set against the background of the Chinese Cultural
Revolution (during the years of its worst excesses ­ when many
thousands of innocent people were persecuted by a paranoid, authoritarian
state). It is interesting to…

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drama of the `trial' rather than genuinely believing in its purpose: `Never
before had Unity Mansions been the scene of such excitement.'

Much of the text is heavily ironic: `this brilliant hypothesis' however,
perhaps the greatest irony of all is that the `fiasco' of a meeting that was
held to…

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