Legacies: a Chinese mosaic
Bette Lord tells "the story of China through my own story, the stories of my family and those of a number of the people I met during my 40 months in China. As the very visible wife of Winston Lord, American Ambassador to China, Bette Lord is one of the few people who knows the authorities in Beijing as well as those who participated in the events of the "China Spring" of 1989.
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Ah Niang Ah Yeh American asked Beijing BETTE BAO LORD cadres called Chairman charge child China Chinese Chongqing Communist Cultural Revolution daughter Deng Xiaoping door dream everything eyes Father finally foreign friends girl gone Grandfather Grandmother guests hand happened Hu Yaobang Hua Guofeng husband Japanese Jieu knew Kuomintang later laughed leave Lin Biao live Long Marcher longer looked Mao Zedong Mao's married months morning Mother never night nodded once parents party secretary peasants Perhaps political prison Qing Dynasty question Red Guards reforms returned rightist Sansan Shanghai shouted sister sleep smile soldiers someone speak stood stop Suddenly talk teacher tell thought Tiananmen Square Tianjin told took village waited walked wanted week wife Winston woman wonder word Xiao Yu yuan Zhao Ziyang Zhou Enlai