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The book "Diary of the Dragon's Daughter - Painting as a Window into Chinese History" is a unique work that explores a
tumultuous time in China’s history, and BiLan’s own resulting pursuit of the American dream. She grew up in China
during Mao Zedong’s “New China” era and, because her family was part of the educated class, they ha to endure extraordinary
humiliation, discrimination and imprisonment. They lived their lives under constant oppression, and in constant fear. She
chronicled these events through words and images in an attempt to reveal aspects of Chinese culture that are not typically
explored in historical  accounts, and to provide a view into one artist's heart and her struggle to find freedom.

The book includes three series of artwork. “Painting as a window into Chinese History” is about the five generations of women
in the author’s family who experienced discrimination, abuse, neglect and the death of her father told in 36 paintings,
photographs and sculptures. “Coming Into Tibet” is her attempt to capture the vastness of the landscapes and the beauty of the
Tibetan people as depicted in 12 paintings. The “Return” series is a compilation of seven paintings about the impact of war on
the women. $28.99
(Book size: 8.5"w x 11"h, 204  pages, and over 300 images with 60 color pages)

Customer Reviews from Amazon

Sears Premier: Dragon's Daughter A Must Read! Reading Ms Liao's Diary of The Dragon's Daughter was rivting a story of a life journey through great personal loss and
political repression to a determination to be free. With fierce courage and an unparalleled work ethic Ms Liao uses her skills in painting to give people everywhere faith, a
sense of beauty in the form of artistic expression as well as life. Every person should read this true story that takes a young woman from the Red Chinese take over of the
culture and political landscape of China to the courageous decision to escape repression and resettle in America. Once here she recaptures her life's struggles by painting
her way from her early life in China, the death of her father and sister to poverty, hunger and fear to the ultimate achievement of freedom and ultimate success.
Beautifully illustrated !

Ken Scroggs: Amazing Stories and Beautiful Artwork! “Diary of the Dragon’s Daughter” chronicles modern Chinese History through the life of BiLan Liao as told in her
beautiful artwork, and incredible story of the human spirit. Hope dwells eternal within us all, and BiLan’s art and her life’s journey will kindle the spirit to “Never give
up you dream.”  I recommend this book for the classroom as well as by one’s bedside table to remind us all that, “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat
it.” BiLan, thank you for having the courage to tell your story.

Susan French: Compelling Story of Life, Art, and Triumph! BiLan Liao's new book Diary of the Dragon's Daughter is more than just her story. It is history, an art
treatise, a compelling life story. Amazingly BiLan has come out of this experience a whole person; kind, loving, well-educated and well-loved by all who meet her. So
proud to know her, and to have read this wonderful story.

Martha Farrow: (sent a card to BiLan.) Many thanks to BiLan for sharing her life through her art and written word. I so enjoyed the story that each painting told.  I
applaud her as a woman who did not allow life struggles to defeat her. Thanks so much for the many life lessons this book can teach. I loved each page!  

Amazon Customer: A Beautiful, Inspirational Story and Artwork! This book tells an incredible story of a woman, a family, and Chinese history through the author’s
artwork and words. Being oppressed as a woman in a traditional Chinese culture, struggling and persecuted through Cultural Revolution, BiLan tells an inspiring story of
what it means to have hope and pursue your dream. I would recommend this book to all who want to understand the untold Chinese history and to all who want to be
inspired.

Amazon Customer: Great Lessons, and Beautiful Paintings! I went to BiLan’s book signing and purchased a book and after reading it, I purchased eleven more books!  Her
story of her dream of freedom in the United States touched me so that I had to share it with my daughters,grandchildren, stepson, nieces, cousin and an extra copy to loan
to my friends.  Her story provides life lessons for people of all ages and makes us realize how fortunate we are to live in a land of freedom and plenty.

See more customer reviews on the Amazon.
Contents Feature  
The book "Diary of the Dragon's Daughter - Painting as a Window into Chinese History" is a unique work that explores a
tumultuous time in China’s history, and BiLan’s own resulting pursuit of the American dream. She grew up in China
during Mao Zedong’s “New China” era and, because her family was part of the educated class, they ha to endure extraordinary
humiliation, discrimination and imprisonment. They lived their lives under constant oppression, and in constant fear. She
chronicled these events through words and images in an attempt to reveal aspects of Chinese culture that are not typically
explored in historical  accounts, and to provide a view into one artist's heart and her struggle to find freedom.

The book includes three series of artwork. “Painting as a window into Chinese History” is about the five generations of women
in the author’s family who experienced discrimination, abuse, neglect and the death of her father told in 36 paintings,
photographs and sculptures. “Coming Into Tibet” is her attempt to capture the vastness of the landscapes and the beauty of the
Tibetan people as depicted in 12 paintings. The “Return” series is a compilation of seven paintings about the impact of war on
the women. $28.99
(Book size: 8.5"w x 11"h, 204  pages, and over 300 images with 60 color pages)

Customer Reviews from Amazon

Sears Premier: Dragon's Daughter A Must Read! Reading Ms Liao's Diary of The Dragon's Daughter was rivting a story of a life journey through great personal loss and
political repression to a determination to be free. With fierce courage and an unparalleled work ethic Ms Liao uses her skills in painting to give people everywhere faith, a
sense of beauty in the form of artistic expression as well as life. Every person should read this true story that takes a young woman from the Red Chinese take over of the
culture and political landscape of China to the courageous decision to escape repression and resettle in America. Once here she recaptures her life's struggles by painting
her way from her early life in China, the death of her father and sister to poverty, hunger and fear to the ultimate achievement of freedom and ultimate success.
Beautifully illustrated !

Ken Scroggs: Amazing Stories and Beautiful Artwork! “Diary of the Dragon’s Daughter” chronicles modern Chinese History through the life of BiLan Liao as told in her
beautiful artwork, and incredible story of the human spirit. Hope dwells eternal within us all, and BiLan’s art and her life’s journey will kindle the spirit to “Never give
up you dream.”  I recommend this book for the classroom as well as by one’s bedside table to remind us all that, “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat
it.” BiLan, thank you for having the courage to tell your story.

Susan French: Compelling Story of Life, Art, and Triumph! BiLan Liao's new book Diary of the Dragon's Daughter is more than just her story. It is history, an art
treatise, a compelling life story. Amazingly BiLan has come out of this experience a whole person; kind, loving, well-educated and well-loved by all who meet her. So
proud to know her, and to have read this wonderful story.

Martha Farrow: (sent a card to BiLan.) Many thanks to BiLan for sharing her life through her art and written word. I so enjoyed the story that each painting told.  I
applaud her as a woman who did not allow life struggles to defeat her. Thanks so much for the many life lessons this book can teach. I loved each page!  

Amazon Customer: A Beautiful, Inspirational Story and Artwork! This book tells an incredible story of a woman, a family, and Chinese history through the author’s
artwork and words. Being oppressed as a woman in a traditional Chinese culture, struggling and persecuted through Cultural Revolution, BiLan tells an inspiring story of
what it means to have hope and pursue your dream. I would recommend this book to all who want to understand the untold Chinese history and to all who want to be
inspired.

Amazon Customer: Great Lessons, and Beautiful Paintings! I went to BiLan’s book signing and purchased a book and after reading it, I purchased eleven more books!  Her
story of her dream of freedom in the United States touched me so that I had to share it with my daughters,grandchildren, stepson, nieces, cousin and an extra copy to loan
to my friends.  Her story provides life lessons for people of all ages and makes us realize how fortunate we are to live in a land of freedom and plenty.

See more customer reviews on the Amazon.
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( $28.99, book size: 8.5"w x 11"h, 204  pages, over 350 images with 60 color pages )