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Books: Tie Ning's “The Bathing Women' review.

December 10, 2012

In this partly autobiographical novel by one of China's best-known authors, three women come of age in the early sixties, at a time when even sofas, as a foreign import, were suspected of exerting “a bad influence on the spirit and body of the people.” . . . (Subscription required.)

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