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9789814351683

Aug 19, 2022, 14:40 PM
Bitter-Sweet Harvest
Title : 9789814351683
ISBN : 9789814351683
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Product Binding : Softcover
Imprint : Marshall Cavendish Editions
Is Print : Yes
Is Apps : No
Is Ebook : Yes
Is Audio : No
Pub Date : Feb 28, 2012, 00:00 AM
CMS Pub Date : Feb 28, 2012, 00:00 AM
Page : 416
Product Width : 130
Product Height : 198
Product Price : 21.00 $
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About the Book

Set in a Malaysia emerging from the outbreak of racial conflict in 1969, Bitter-Sweet Harvest tells of the difficulties and tensions involved in a marriage between a Malay Muslim and a Chinese Christian. Atmospheric, dramatic, action-packed and intriguing, it is peppered with local flavour evocative of Southeast Asia. The novel takes the reader on a spell-binding journey through contrasting cultures: from the learned spires of Oxford in England to the East coast of Malaysia; from Singapore to Italy and on to Indonesia.

Set in a Malaysia emerging from the outbreak of racial conflict in 1969, Bitter-Sweet Harvest tells of the difficulties and tensions involved in a marriage between a Malay Muslim and a Chinese Christian. Atmospheric, dramatic, action-packed and intriguing, this is a spell-binding journey through contrasting cultures: from the learned spires of Oxford in England to the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia; from vibrant Singapore to Catholic Rome and developing Indonesia. Bitter-Sweet Harvest is the sequel to the novel Sweet Offerings. The stories can be read in any order and are complete in themselves

Bitter-Sweet Harvest is the sequel to the novel Sweet Offerings. The stories can be read in any order and are complete in themselves.

About the Cover

The front cover of Bitter-Sweet Harvest features an early 19th century lidded Nyonya jar. The jar is set against a background symbolic of contrasting cultures: mosques, cathedrals and the spires of Oxford. Nyonya porcelain originates from China and was made especially for early Chinese immigrants who settled initially in Malacca, adopting the way of life, dress and even speech of the Malays living there. In the early days of their migration, which go as far back as the 15th and 16th century, many of these ‘Straits Chinese’ married local Malay women.

Born in Kuala Lumpur, Chan Ling Yap was educated in Malaysia and the UK. She has a PhD in economics and was Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Malaya and then Senior Economist and Secretary of the Intergovernmental Group on Rice in the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations in Rome. She now lives in the UK.

Her novels New Beginnings and Where the Sunrise is Red, won the Readers Popular Readers' Choice Award (Malaysia) in 2014 and 2019 respectively, while both Sweet Offerings and Bitter-Sweet Harvest were shortlisted for the award.

The four novels, Sweet OfferingsBitter-Sweet HarvestNew Beginnings and A Flash of Water, form a quartet, which traces the lives of one family against the turbulent political, economic and social changes in China and Malaya. Each, however, stands on its own.

Set in a Malaysia emerging from the outbreak of racial conflict in 1969, Bitter-Sweet Harvest tells of the difficulties and tensions involved in a marriage between a Malay Muslim and a Chinese Christian.
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  • Fiction
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  • Chan Ling Yap
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