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The porcelain thief : searching the Middle Kingdom for buried China, Huan Hsu

Label
The porcelain thief : searching the Middle Kingdom for buried China
Title
The porcelain thief
Title remainder
searching the Middle Kingdom for buried China
Statement of responsibility
Huan Hsu
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A journalist travels throughout mainland China and Taiwan in search of his family's hidden treasure and comes to understand his ancestry as he never has before. In 1938, when the Japanese arrived in Huan Hsu's great-great-grandfather Liu's Yangtze River hometown of Xingang, Liu was forced to bury his valuables, including a vast collection of prized antique porcelain, and undertake a decades-long trek that would splinter the family over thousands of miles. Many years and upheavals later, Hsu, raised in Salt Lake City and armed only with curiosity, moves to China to work in his uncle's semiconductor chip business. Once there, a conversation with his grandmother, his last living link to dynastic China, ignites a desire to learn more about not only his lost ancestral heirlooms but also porcelain itself. Mastering the language enough to venture into the countryside, Hsu sets out to separate the layers of fact and fiction that have obscured both China and his heritage and finally complete his family's long march back home. Melding memoir, travelogue, and social and political history, The Porcelain Thief offers an intimate and unforgettable way to understand the complicated events that have defined China over the past two hundred years and provides a revealing, lively perspective on contemporary Chinese society from the point of view of a Chinese American coming to terms with his hyphenated identity"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hsu, Huan
Dewey number
305.8951/073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.C5
LC item number
H83 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hsu, Huan
  • Hsu, Huan
  • Chinese Americans
  • Chinese Americans
  • Treasure troves
  • Porcelain, Chinese
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • HISTORY / Asia / China
  • ART / Asian
  • Jiujiang Region (Jiangxi Sheng, China)
  • China
  • China
  • China
Label
The porcelain thief : searching the Middle Kingdom for buried China, Huan Hsu
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Map #1 (China and Taiwan) -- Map #2 (Liu's Journey) -- Map #3 (Huan's Journey) -- Prologue -- 1. This is China -- 2. A chicken talking with a duck -- 3. Liu Feng Su -- 4. Panda chinese -- 5. The orphan -- 6. Street fight -- 7. Journey to the West -- 8. The real China -- 9. End of paradise -- 10. From far formosa -- 11. City on fire 12. Falling leaves return to their roots -- 13. All death is a homecoming -- 14. Nanjing -- 15. Northern expedition -- 16. A stumble from which there is no recovering -- 17. The nine rivers -- 18. The Long Valley -- 19. Xingang marks the spot -- 20. Chasing the moon from the bottom of the sea
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 380 pages
Isbn
9780307986306
Lccn
2014037872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
18469325
Label
The porcelain thief : searching the Middle Kingdom for buried China, Huan Hsu
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Map #1 (China and Taiwan) -- Map #2 (Liu's Journey) -- Map #3 (Huan's Journey) -- Prologue -- 1. This is China -- 2. A chicken talking with a duck -- 3. Liu Feng Su -- 4. Panda chinese -- 5. The orphan -- 6. Street fight -- 7. Journey to the West -- 8. The real China -- 9. End of paradise -- 10. From far formosa -- 11. City on fire 12. Falling leaves return to their roots -- 13. All death is a homecoming -- 14. Nanjing -- 15. Northern expedition -- 16. A stumble from which there is no recovering -- 17. The nine rivers -- 18. The Long Valley -- 19. Xingang marks the spot -- 20. Chasing the moon from the bottom of the sea
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 380 pages
Isbn
9780307986306
Lccn
2014037872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
18469325

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