Seventeen-year-old Alex Jackson comes home from school to find that his father, a CBC news cameraman, wants to take him to China's capital, Beijing. Once there, Alex finds himself on his own in Tian An Men Square as desperate students fight the Chinese army for their freedom. Forbidden City is a novel based on the events of the Tiananmen Square massacre in It is a story of maturation/coming of age. Seventeen-year-old Alex Jackson comes home from school to find that his father, a CBC news cameraman, wants to take him to China's capital, Beijing.
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Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Despite certain shortcomings, this fictionalized . If you want a big, glossy picture book of the Forbidden City don't download this book. If you want something lovely that you'll keep forever, download it indeed!. Seventeen-year-old Alex Jackson comes home from school to find that his father, a CBC news cameraman, wants to take him to China's capital. Forbidden City. William Bell, Author Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers $ (0p) ISBN Tweet. More By and About This Author.
It was home to the celestial leaders of China, men that possessed the Mandate of Heaven. A total of 24 emperors lived and ruled from the vast and magnificent complex for almost years, until the last Chinese dynasty was overthrown in with the abdication of Emperor Xuantong, more commonly known as Puyi.
The Forbidden City was the home of many thousands of governmental staff, female servants and concubines, eunuchs, soldiers, and kitchen staff, and where their entire lives were built. Nonetheless, entrance to it from the outside was forbidden to all but the emperor, his court, and his relations.
Without the permission of the emperor, access to or from the heart of the empire was impossible, but what was once inaccessible is now one of the most visited institutions in the world.
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And, in their eyes, were the people now the enemy? But whose world was more real? Ours, or the world Xin-hua lived in? She was different from the girls I knew, too. Really different. Their idea of a tragedy was running out of mousse or breaking a fingernail.
They were a lot like the woman I had seen this morning on the movie billboard. They were almost all heavily into feminism and talked about being taken seriously as persons while they put on purple lipstick.
Maybe I was being too hard on them.
But nobody I knew was like Xin-hua. To me, she was a hero. A strong woman with more character than most of the kids I knew, male or female, put together.