Description: (Currently banned from reading in China) A novel about the life of Lin Baixue, a Chinese girl born in Japanese Colonial Manchuria during the 1920s.
Dairen was Japan's first colonial city in Machuria. It was a foothold for the Empire's plans of expansion in and conquest of China. But the prosperity of the 1930s was not shared by all of the colony's citizens. "Blue Sky Red Tears" follows the life of Lin Baixue. Born from a secret affair between a high ranking Japanese official and his Manchurian Chinese housemaid, Baixue struggles to find her identity within two societies that each view her as an outcast. As she comes of age, the secrets in her household continue to mount. Through her misery, Baixue dreams of a life in Japan on the eve a war that will envelop all of Asia. This historically detailed novel is currently banned from reading and distribution in China. It is not a political book and, in fact, details many Japanese war crimes against the Chinese. However, the subject matter is too sensitive for governmental censors.