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Author Li, Juan, 1979- author.

Title Winter pasture : one woman's journey with China's Kazakh herders / Li Juan ; translated by Jack Hargreaves and Yan Yan.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Astra House, a division of Astra Publishing House, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  951 LI    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  951.6 JUAN    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Biography  B-LI JUAN JUA    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  951.6 LI    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 304 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Note "Originally published in the Chinese language as Dong mu chang by New Star Press ©2012"--Title page verso.
Summary "Li Juan and her mother own a small convenience store in the Altai Mountains in Northwestern China, where she writes about her life among grasslands and snowy peaks. To her neighbors' surprise, Li decides to join a family of Kazakh herders as they take their 30 boisterous camels, 500 sheep and over 100 cattle and horses to pasture for the winter. The so-called "winter pasture" occurs in a remote region that stretches from the Ulungur River to the Heavenly Mountains. As she journeys across the vast, seemingly endless sand dunes, she helps herd sheep, rides horses, chases after camels, builds an underground home using manure, gathers snow for water, and more. With a keen eye for the understated elegance of the natural world, and a healthy dose of self-deprecating humor, Li vividly captures both the extraordinary hardships and the ordinary preoccupations of the day-to-day of the men and women struggling to get by in this desolate landscape. Her companions include Cuma, the often drunk but mostly responsible father; his teenage daughter, Kama, who feels the burden of the world on her shoulders and dreams of going to college; his reticent wife, a paragon of decorum against all odds, who is simply known as "sister-in-law." In bringing this faraway world to English language readers here for the first time, Li creates an intimate bond with the rugged people, the remote places and the nomadic lifestyle. In the signature style that made her an international sensation, Li Juan transcends the travel memoir genre to deliver an indelible and immersive reading experience on every page."
Language Text in English, translated from the Chinese.
Subject Li, Juan, 1979- -- Travel -- China.
Kazakhs -- China -- Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu -- Social life and customs.
Altay Diqu (China) -- In literature.
阿勒泰地区 (China) -- In literature.
Minorities -- China -- Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu -- Social life and customs.
China, Northwest -- Description and travel.
Herders -- China -- Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu.
Chinese essays -- 21st century.
Chinese essays. (OCoLC)fst00857348
Herders. (OCoLC)fst00955402
Kazakhs -- Social life and customs. (OCoLC)fst00986652
Literature. (OCoLC)fst00999953
Minorities -- Social life and customs. (OCoLC)fst01023229
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
China -- Altay Diqu. (OCoLC)fst01303791
China -- Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu. (OCoLC)fst01212006
Northwest China. (OCoLC)fst01692654
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Travel writing. (OCoLC)fst01919983
Travel writing.
Added Author Translation of (work) : Li, Juan, 1979- Dong mu chang. English.
Hargreaves, Jack, translator.
Yan, Yan, translator.
Added Title Dong mu chang. English
ISBN 9781662600333 (hardcover)
166260033X (hardcover)
9781662600340 (ebook)
1662600348 (ebook)
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