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The Resource A village with my name : a family history of China's opening to the world, Scott Tong

A village with my name : a family history of China's opening to the world, Scott Tong

Label
A village with my name : a family history of China's opening to the world
Title
A village with my name
Title remainder
a family history of China's opening to the world
Statement of responsibility
Scott Tong
Title variation
village with my name
Title variation remainder
a family history of Chinas opening to the world
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Light of the Sea, acclaimed journalist Scott Tong merges memoir and history, offering an account of regular people living through defining moments in modern China from the start of the 20th century to the present, including the toppling of the monarchy, occupation and war crimes during WWII, mass death, famine, and witch hunts under Communism, the secret expansion of prison labor camps, market reforms, and the dawn of the One Child Policy. In this lively and accessible book, Tong brings the long backstory of China's quest to go global to an American audience, painting a compelling portrait of the often traumatic ways that world historical events rippled through Chinese society. Each character Scott profiles is a Chinese window to the outside world: a pioneer exchange student, a rare American-educated girl born in the closing days of the Qing Dynasty, 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. The style is light and at times irreverent, but Tong explores dramatic moments with the depth and sensitivity of a grandson of China seeking to understand the country and its people before memories of the tumultuous 20th century fade. --Publisher
Summary
A journalist describes how his assignment as bureau chief for the American Public Media program, “Marketplace,” in Shanghai gave him the opportunity to reconnect with members of his extended family and understand the country’s modern transitions through the eyes of natives
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10612775
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tong, Scott
Dewey number
305.8951073
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT1827.5.T66
LC item number
T66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tong family
  • Families
  • Chinese American families
  • China
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a family history of China's opening to the world
Label
A village with my name : a family history of China's opening to the world, Scott Tong
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The great opening -- Secrets of the Tong village -- Revenge of the peasants from Tong East -- Foreign exchange: student life, Tokyo wife -- The Nanjing Glee Club and a revolution for girls -- Genealogies and corrections: we regret the error -- The Communist mole in the school -- The great interruption -- The day the Japanese war devils came -- Lost and found: grandmother's voice on cassette -- The wartime collaborator in our family -- From prison to Mao's Gulag -- The brother left behind in the war -- Cursed by overseas relations -- The great resumption -- My cousin and his Shanghai Buick -- Lonely and smothered: the only child -- Daughters for sale -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 243 pages
Isbn
9780226338866
Lccn
2017017823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 975855859
  • (OCoLC)975855859
Label
A village with my name : a family history of China's opening to the world, Scott Tong
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The great opening -- Secrets of the Tong village -- Revenge of the peasants from Tong East -- Foreign exchange: student life, Tokyo wife -- The Nanjing Glee Club and a revolution for girls -- Genealogies and corrections: we regret the error -- The Communist mole in the school -- The great interruption -- The day the Japanese war devils came -- Lost and found: grandmother's voice on cassette -- The wartime collaborator in our family -- From prison to Mao's Gulag -- The brother left behind in the war -- Cursed by overseas relations -- The great resumption -- My cousin and his Shanghai Buick -- Lonely and smothered: the only child -- Daughters for sale -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 243 pages
Isbn
9780226338866
Lccn
2017017823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 975855859
  • (OCoLC)975855859

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