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y Forged from Silver Dollar single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'Li Feng grew up in Mao's communist China with her mother's motto burning in her ears - success demands two things: unconditional sacrifice and absolute mental focus. Finally breaking free of her mother's overbearing clutches and fleeing to Sydney as an adult, Li struggled to make sense of her own lost childhood by piecing together her family's history.

'What she found was a heartbreaking tale of love and loss that echoed across four generations of women - from Silver Dollar, who fought to regain her dignity and change her destiny after being sold into a loveless marriage at the age of 13; to Ming Xiu, who was forced to make a choice no mother should ever have to make following the execution of her husband; to Li's mother Rong, who grew up as an outcast on the periphery of society but never gave up hope of a better life for herself and for her daughters.

'Despite economic and political upheaval, these women battled to offer their children a better future through sheer determination in the face of unimaginable adversity. FORGED FROM SILVER DOLLAR is an inspiring true story about modern China, iron will and the strength of a mother's love.' (Publication summary)

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Jessica Yu Reviews Forged from Silver Dollar by Li Feng Jessica Yu , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , September no. 19 2016;

— Review of Forged from Silver Dollar Li Feng 2015 single work autobiography
In the Shadow of Mao Tim Graham , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Good Reading , May 2015; (p. 16-18)
'Chinese Australian author Li Feng talks about her memoir, Dollar, and the relentless persecution Forged from Silver Dollar and privations that her family endured under the reign of Chinese strongman Mao Zedong.'
Jessica Yu Reviews Forged from Silver Dollar by Li Feng Jessica Yu , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , September no. 19 2016;

— Review of Forged from Silver Dollar Li Feng 2015 single work autobiography
In the Shadow of Mao Tim Graham , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Good Reading , May 2015; (p. 16-18)
'Chinese Australian author Li Feng talks about her memoir, Dollar, and the relentless persecution Forged from Silver Dollar and privations that her family endured under the reign of Chinese strongman Mao Zedong.'
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