The Porcelain Thief: Searching The Middle Kingdom For Buried China [Audiobook]
Huan Hsu (Author, Narrator), "The Porcelain Thief: Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China"
English | ASIN: B00TG0DHGE | [email protected] kbps | ~11:34:00 | 329 MB
A journalist travels all over mainland China and Taiwan searching for his circle of relatives’s hidden treasure and is derived to know his ancestry as he by no means has ahead of.
In 1938, when the Japanese arrived in Huan Hsu’s great-great-grandfather Liu’s Yangtze River homeland of Xingang, Liu used to be compelled to bury his valuables, together with an unlimited number of prized vintage porcelain, and adopt a decades-long trek that may splinter the circle of relatives over 1000’s of miles. Many years and upheavals later, Hsu, raised in Salt Lake City and armed handiest with interest, strikes to China to paintings in his uncle’s semiconductor chip industry. Once there, a dialog together with his grandmother, his ultimate dwelling hyperlink to dynastic China, ignites a need to be informed extra about no longer handiest his misplaced ancestral heirlooms but in addition porcelain itself. Mastering the language sufficient to mission into the geographical region, Hsu units out to split the layers of truth and fiction that experience obscured each China and his heritage and in any case entire his circle of relatives’s lengthy march again house.
Melding memoir, travelogue, and social and political historical past, The Porcelain Thief gives an intimate and unforgettable approach to perceive the difficult occasions that experience outlined China during the last 200 years and gives a revealing, energetic point of view on fresh Chinese society from the viewpoint of a Chinese American coming to phrases together with his hyphenated id.
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