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The Fat Years by Chan Koonchung – review | Books | The Guardian
The theme of collective memory loss is particularly apposite in a country where the past is manipulated by those in power and where no public discussion of the official version of, say, the events of is permitted. Whether a nation can progress without confronting its own past is a question that hovers over the country, which again adds to the novel's pertinence.
Sitting in the comfortable west, it is easy for critics of China to be censorious about the way so many people accept the rush for wealth accumulation and close an eye to the regime's political record and its human rights abuses. There is a mystery, love story and the fat years chan koonchung element along with his political commentary all in three hundred pages.
Instead of doing one or two of these things really well he squished in all 4 and they are just ok. I imagine unless you are familiar with the history of the CCP and its various cover-ups and scandals the book will be boring or confusing.
People in China are all benefiting from new economic prosperity, everyone in China is happy and an entire month disappeared from collective memory. Why is every person, with a handful of outliers, in the entire country happy?
The Fat Years - Wikipedia
No one has any memory of it, and no one could care less—except for a small circle of friends, who will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the sinister cheerfulness and amnesia that have possessed the Chinese nation. InChina the fat years chan koonchung the economic leadership of the world after another financial crisis and the collapse of the dollar; the population enjoys prosperity and demonstrates an euphoric feeling but also a collective amnesia about political events of great violence that took place during one month.
The first part of the book presents the different characters and the good life in Beijing as well as the intellectuals pampered by the authorities who live well and are euphoric. After Lao confesses his love to Wei, they return to Beijing.
After another film screening at Jian's restaurant, Lao is inadvertently pulled into a kidnapping of He Dongsheng by Fang, Wei, and Zhang Dou an aspiring the fat years chan koonchung who also recalls Februarywho are determined to understand the meaning of the missing month. After Dongsheng and the others agree their situation means they will " live or die together " with Dongsheng's disappearance automatically throwing suspicion onto Lao, but Dongsheng admitting his kidnapping would throw cause suspicion of revealing state secretsthey begin to discuss China's present situation.
Dongsheng explains that, with growing challenges to the Communist Party's legitimacy the fat years chan koonchung authority, the decision was made in the midst of the financial crisis to enact his "Action Plan for Ruling the Nation and Pacifying the World.
The restoration of order and ensuing crackdown helped cement the necessity of the Communist Party in the public mind. Dongsheng further explains that the Chinese government was able to save their economy with intrusive measures such as the conversion of large percentages of national bank savings accounts to expiring vouchers ; large-scale deregulation ; strengthening property rights ; crackdowns on corruptioncounterfeit consumer goodsand " misinformation ," and price controls citing the fat years chan koonchung by Walther Rathenau in World War I Germany and in World War II America.
This is coupled with a foreign policy calling for a "Chinese Monroe Doctrine ," with East Asia developing under Chinese direction; advocating non-interventionist economic cooperation and political stability in Africathe Middle Eastand The fat years chan koonchung Asia ; and even signing a non-aggression pact with Japan.
Backing up these challenges to American hegemony is a new " first use " nuclear weapons policy.