sri express

Photograph : Mrs Rupa Monerawela , presenting a copy of her historical novel ‘The Bridge of Perfect Wisdom ‘ to Hon. Matthew Offered, MP for Hendon, recently.

With the British focussing for more trade and investments from China , with thousands of Chinese young visiting UK  to study English this book which is a novel  on historical facts will be Interesting reading without  boring them   giving a true picture of events in China during the 1965-68 period.  

The events leading to the Cultural Revolution which Mao Zedong called the permanent revolution to weed out the “poisonous weeds” that crept into society since the revolution that established the Peoples Republic of China.

The author is the wife of retired Sri Lankan Diplomat, Chandra Monerawela , who was based in Peking during a  momentous  period  1965-68 in its history. During this turbulent time the author kept a   diary of events and making friends with a cross section of Chinese  people  gathered  material to write a historical  novel .

The book has many outstanding reviews and a recent one from a former polish ambassador reads , “In her penetrating vision she stands out even among the Chinese authors, mostly women, from relatively recent plethora of personal experience but still short of the psychology that Rupa Monerawela is able to convey ” Bogoslaw Zakrzewqski .

The outcome is a brilliant novel .  It has many scenes of everyday life of the Chinese working class and feudal  customs  that even communism cannot destroy. The author has given a balanced view of

Chairman Mao’s achievements as well as the economic liberalisation advocated by President Lieu Shaoqui   that was closer to the aspirations of all human beings.

This historical period would be valuable information to the new generation of the Chinese young .  The ‘ wisdom,’  is  to understand that their past culture is an integral part of their present and future culture.

The is available at Amazon.com and Amazon ISBN  978-1-78222-114-2.


Photographs by Tissa Madawela
 


Sri Express
Sri Express
Sri Express
Photograph : Mrs Rupa Monerawela , presenting a copy of her historical novel ‘The Bridge of Perfect Wisdom ‘ to Hon. Matthew Offered, MP for Hendon, recently.

Disclaimer: Sri Express does not endorse or adhere to views or opinions expressed in the articles posted. This is purely an information site, to inform interested parties of sri lankans around the world. Photos and other content materials posted at SriExpress might be from other websites, the legal copyrights of those content belong to the actual owners. Using or re posting any content without prior written consent of copyright owners is not permitted. Publisher have taken every effort to acknowledge the copyright owners where possible, but there might be some missing out. If you feel any of your copyrighted material is seen without acknowledgement, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will remove them immediately from the site.

Share this article

Submit to Facebook Google+ +1 Button Submit to StumbleuponSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn
Template Settings
Select color sample for all params
Red Blue Green Black Yellow
Background Color
Text color
Google font
Body font-size
Body font-family
Direction