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The Resource Winter pasture : one woman's journey with China's Kazakh herders, Li Juan ; translated by Jack Hargreaves and Yan Yan

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

Label
Winter pasture : one woman's journey with China's Kazakh herders
Title
Winter pasture
Title remainder
one woman's journey with China's Kazakh herders
Statement of responsibility
Li Juan ; translated by Jack Hargreaves and Yan Yan
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
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."
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
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1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Li, Juan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English, translated from the Chinese
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Li, Juan
  • Hargreaves, Jack
  • Yan, Yan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Li, Juan
  • Kazakhs
  • Nomads
  • Altay Diqu (China)
  • Minorities
  • China, Northwest
  • Herders
  • Chinese essays
  • Nomads
  • Chinese essays
  • Herders
  • Kazakhs
  • Literature
  • Minorities
  • Travel
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • Northwest China
  • FICTION / Action & Adventure
Label
Winter pasture : one woman's journey with China's Kazakh herders, Li Juan ; translated by Jack Hargreaves and Yan Yan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation of: Dong mu chang
  • "Originally published in the Chinese language as Dong mu chang by New Star Press ©2012"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Winter Pasture
  • 5.
  • Our Underground Home
  • 6.
  • Winter Slaughter
  • 7.
  • The Only Water
  • 8.
  • Cold
  • pt. ONE
  • 9.
  • The Sheep's Winter
  • pt. TWO
  • Masters of the Wilds
  • 10.
  • Kama Suluv
  • 11.
  • Cuma
  • 12.
  • Sister-in-law
  • Winter Burrow
  • 13.
  • The Neighbors
  • 14.
  • Plum Blossom and Panda Dog
  • 15.
  • Everyone
  • 16.
  • Walking in the Wilderness
  • 17.
  • Isolation
  • 1.
  • 18.
  • The Only Television
  • 19.
  • Rahmethan and Nursilash
  • 20.
  • Kurmash
  • 21.
  • Zhada
  • pt. THREE
  • Serenity
  • In the Beginning
  • 22.
  • Twilight
  • 23.
  • The Cattle's Winter
  • 24.
  • Food
  • 25.
  • Visitors (1)
  • 26.
  • Visitors (2)
  • 2.
  • 27.
  • Peace
  • 28.
  • The Final Peace
  • pt. FOUR
  • Last Things
  • 29.
  • Year of the Blizzard
  • 30.
  • What I'm Experiencing
  • A Three-Day Journey
  • 31.
  • Everything Disappears Quickly
  • 32.
  • Herding Together
  • 33.
  • Visiting Neighbors
  • 34.
  • New Neighbors
  • 35.
  • The Way Home
  • 3.
  • The Importance of Sheep Manure
Control code
1156361982
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 304 pages
Isbn
9781662600333
Lccn
2020917189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1156361982
Label
Winter pasture : one woman's journey with China's Kazakh herders, Li Juan ; translated by Jack Hargreaves and Yan Yan
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation of: Dong mu chang
  • "Originally published in the Chinese language as Dong mu chang by New Star Press ©2012"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Winter Pasture
  • 5.
  • Our Underground Home
  • 6.
  • Winter Slaughter
  • 7.
  • The Only Water
  • 8.
  • Cold
  • pt. ONE
  • 9.
  • The Sheep's Winter
  • pt. TWO
  • Masters of the Wilds
  • 10.
  • Kama Suluv
  • 11.
  • Cuma
  • 12.
  • Sister-in-law
  • Winter Burrow
  • 13.
  • The Neighbors
  • 14.
  • Plum Blossom and Panda Dog
  • 15.
  • Everyone
  • 16.
  • Walking in the Wilderness
  • 17.
  • Isolation
  • 1.
  • 18.
  • The Only Television
  • 19.
  • Rahmethan and Nursilash
  • 20.
  • Kurmash
  • 21.
  • Zhada
  • pt. THREE
  • Serenity
  • In the Beginning
  • 22.
  • Twilight
  • 23.
  • The Cattle's Winter
  • 24.
  • Food
  • 25.
  • Visitors (1)
  • 26.
  • Visitors (2)
  • 2.
  • 27.
  • Peace
  • 28.
  • The Final Peace
  • pt. FOUR
  • Last Things
  • 29.
  • Year of the Blizzard
  • 30.
  • What I'm Experiencing
  • A Three-Day Journey
  • 31.
  • Everything Disappears Quickly
  • 32.
  • Herding Together
  • 33.
  • Visiting Neighbors
  • 34.
  • New Neighbors
  • 35.
  • The Way Home
  • 3.
  • The Importance of Sheep Manure
Control code
1156361982
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 304 pages
Isbn
9781662600333
Lccn
2020917189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1156361982

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