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A Village with My Name - A Family History of China's Opening to the World (Hardcover) Loot Price: R653
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A Village with My Name - A Family History of China's Opening to the World (Hardcover): Scott Tong

A Village with My Name - A Family History of China's Opening to the World (Hardcover)

Scott Tong

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When journalist Scott Tong moved to Shanghai, his assignment was to start up the first full-time China bureau for "Marketplace," the daily business and economics program on public radio stations across the United States. But for Tong the move became much more it offered the opportunity to reconnect with members of his extended family who had remained in China after his parents fled the communists six decades prior. By uncovering the stories of his family's history, Tong discovered a new way to understand the defining moments of modern China and its long, interrupted quest to go global. A Village with My Name offers a unique perspective on the transitions in China through the eyes of regular people who have witnessed such epochal events as the toppling of the Qing monarchy, Japan's occupation during World War II, exile of political prisoners to forced labor camps, mass death and famine during the Great Leap Forward, market reforms under Deng Xiaoping, and the dawn of the One Child Policy. Tong's story focuses on five members of his family, who each offer a specific window on a changing country: a rare American-educated girl born in the closing days of the Qing Dynasty, a pioneer exchange student, an abandoned toddler from World War II who later rides the wave of China's global export boom, a young professional climbing the ladder at a multinational company, and an orphan (the author's daughter) adopted in the middle of a baby-selling scandal fueled by foreign money. Through their stories, Tong shows us China anew, visiting former prison labor camps on the Tibetan plateau and rural outposts along the Yangtze, exploring the Shanghai of the 1930s, and touring factories across the mainland. With curiosity and sensitivity, Tong explores the moments that have shaped China and its people, offering a compelling and deeply personal take on how China became what it is today.

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Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 2017
Authors: Scott Tong
Dimensions: 232 x 162 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-33886-6
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Genealogy, heraldry, names and honours > General
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Genealogy, heraldry, names and honours > General
Books > Biography > General
LSN: 0-226-33886-X
Barcode: 9780226338866

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