The Porcelain Thief: Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China via Huan Hsu
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 329 MB
Overview: A journalist travels all through mainland China and Taiwan looking for his circle of relatives’s hidden treasure and springs 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 a limiteless number of prized vintage porcelain, and adopt a decades-long trek that might splinter the circle of relatives over 1000’s of miles. Many years and upheavals later, Hsu, raised in Salt Lake City and armed best with interest, strikes to China to paintings in his uncle’s semiconductor chip industry. Once there, a dialog along with his grandmother, his final dwelling hyperlink to dynastic China, ignites a need to be told extra about now not best his misplaced ancestral heirlooms but additionally porcelain itself. Mastering the language sufficient to challenge into the nation-state, Hsu units out to split the layers of reality and fiction that experience obscured each China and his heritage and in the end entire his circle of relatives’s lengthy march again house.
Melding memoir, travelogue, and social and political historical past, The Porcelain Thief provides an intimate and unforgettable technique to perceive the difficult occasions that experience outlined China during the last 2 hundred years and offers a revealing, full of life point of view on recent Chinese society from the standpoint of a Chinese American coming to phrases along with his hyphenated id.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction