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In the Pursuit of Truth by Daoly

In the Pursuit of Truth

by Daoly

Pages: 284

Dimensions: 6 x 9

Category
  • FICTION - Literary
  • FICTION - Political
  • FICTION - Asian American

Type : Paperback

ISBN : 9781545622889

Price : $16.99


In a famous quotation, Confucius asks, “Isn’t it a pleasure to study and practice what you have learned?” In this breathtaking epic of literary fiction and political philosophy, author Daoly draws the same question forward through the story of DR. 
DR, a young Chinese man growing up through the political turmoil at the eve of and during the Cultural Revolution, faces forces fighting against the pursuit of such knowledge and more. As his family is persecuted for their intellectualism, his aspiration for college education is denied; as the ideological purging sweeps the nation, his pursuit of truth and higher understanding never wavers.
This pursuit of truth continues into DR’s adult life as he emigrates to the United States, encountering a society with fewer ideological limitations, but one that offers new complexities and worldviews to grapple with ranging from capitalism to middle class, from liberalism to conservatism, from democracy to human civilization. As DR ages, readers are given deep insight into his rich interior life of political and philosophical contemplation.
Lovers of literary fiction and political philosophy will find In the Pursuit of Truth to be a unique foray into political and philosophical thought that does just what the title suggests: pursues the truth.

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