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The Umbrella Garden
The Umbrella Garden
By Maria Yen
Macmillan, 1954, 268 pp

Behind this unfortunate title is a useful personal account of a Chinese university student's process of disillusionment with the Communist Party after the victory in 1949. While the sequence of enthusiasm, concealed doubt and revulsion is a familiar one, it is interesting to follow it in the specific Chinese context.