Floating and Sinking on the Sea of Officialdom

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Pub Date 28 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 08 Nov 2021

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Floating and Sinking on the Sea of Officialdom is the second volume of the trilogy of modern Chinese historical fiction. It is a compelling historical novel with a moving love story. 

In Volume I, Sailing Across the Red Storm, the main character and his family, friends and lovers bravely struggled through the ordeal of the Cultural Revolution in China. But in this volume, they try to change their politically suppressed and economically poor country into a democratic, dynamic and prosperous one, through economic and political reforms. The main character gives up his academic career and enters into the world of politics, launching reforms to improve society. He experiences both success and setbacks in these political circles. Emotionally, he and his lovers experience many complicated events, bringing both sorrow and happiness. 

This novel gives readers a panoramic view of the great political, economic and social upheaval in China in the twenty years following the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976. Through rich character portrayal and meticulous description of historical events, the readers will see the true essence of this turning point in modern Chinese history and the changing attitude of Chinese people towards love, morality, wealth and their traditional ideology of Confucianism and Taoism.

Floating and Sinking on the Sea of Officialdom is the second volume of the trilogy of modern Chinese historical fiction. It is a compelling historical novel with a moving love story. 

In Volume I, ...


A Note From the Publisher

John Xiao Zhang was born in Northeast China in 1949. He undertook a variety of jobs during the Cultural Revolution before going to University and then becoming a lecturer at Beijing Language University. He moved to the UK in 1988 and has since worked as a lecturer and freelance writer. He has previously published books on Shakespeare and other literary subjects.

John Xiao Zhang was born in Northeast China in 1949. He undertook a variety of jobs during the Cultural Revolution before going to University and then becoming a lecturer at Beijing Language...


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An intriguing book with an enchanting setting. I would read more from this author. An escape from the everyday in an easy-to-read style.

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