A Flash of Water

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-03-07
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Intl
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The year is 1883.China is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. In the countryside, antagonismagainst foreigners and missionaries is growing and the warlords are at large.

Li Ling, a youngpeasant girl in China, flees to Malaya to escape being made a concubine to awarlord, only to find herself tricked into becoming a second wife to a rich manwith sadistic tendencies. Her life becomes intertwined with that of herrescuer, Shao Peng, in a Malaya that is rapidly transforming under Britishrule.
A Flash of Waterfollows New Beginnings and together with Sweet Offerings and Bitter-SweetHarvest forms a quadrilogy, which traces the lives of one family against theturbulent political, economic and social changes in China and Malaya. The booksare complete in themselves.

Author Biography

Born in Kuala Lumpur, Chan Ling Yap was educated inMalaysia and the UK. She has a PhD in economics and was Associate Professor ofEconomics at the University of Malaya and then Senior Economist in the Food andAgricultural Organization of the United Nations in Rome. She now lives in theUK. Her novel New Beginnings won theReaders Popular Choice Award in 2014 in Malaysia while both Sweet Offerings and Bitter-Sweet Harvest were shortlisted for the award.

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