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

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
"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"--
Summary
Traces the journalist and first-generation Chinese-American author's return to his family's Yangtze River hometown to investigate the fate of his ancestor's long-buried porcelain collection against a backdrop of a century of Chinese history
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10403810
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.8951/073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.C5
LC item number
H83 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
searching the Middle Kingdom for buried China
Label
The porcelain thief : searching the Middle Kingdom for buried China, Huan Hsu
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
This is China -- A chicken talking with a duck -- Liu Feng Shu -- Panda Chinese -- The orphan -- Street fight -- Journey to the West -- The real China -- End of paradise -- From far Formosa -- City on fire -- Falling leaves return to their roots -- All death is a homecoming -- Nanjing -- Northern expedition -- A stumble from which there is no recovering -- The nine rivers -- The long valley -- Xingang marks the spot -- Chasing the moon from the bottom of the sea
Control code
858366322
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 380 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307986306
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014037872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, genealogical table
Label
The porcelain thief : searching the Middle Kingdom for buried China, Huan Hsu
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
This is China -- A chicken talking with a duck -- Liu Feng Shu -- Panda Chinese -- The orphan -- Street fight -- Journey to the West -- The real China -- End of paradise -- From far Formosa -- City on fire -- Falling leaves return to their roots -- All death is a homecoming -- Nanjing -- Northern expedition -- A stumble from which there is no recovering -- The nine rivers -- The long valley -- Xingang marks the spot -- Chasing the moon from the bottom of the sea
Control code
858366322
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 380 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307986306
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014037872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, genealogical table

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