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The Resource Out of the Gobi : my story of China and America, Weijian Shan

Out of the Gobi : my story of China and America, Weijian Shan

Label
Out of the Gobi : my story of China and America
Title
Out of the Gobi
Title remainder
my story of China and America
Statement of responsibility
Weijian Shan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Weijian Shan's Out of the Gobi is a powerful memoir and commentary that will be one of the most important books on China of our time, one with the potential to re-shape how Americans view China, and how the Chinese view life in America. Shan, a former hard laborer who is now one of Asia's best-known financiers, is thoughtful, observant, eloquent, and brutally honest, making him well-positioned to tell the story of a life that is a microcosm of modern China, and of how, improbably, that life became intertwined with America. Out of the Gobi draws a vivid picture of the raw human energy and the will to succeed against all odds. Shan only finished elementary school when Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution tore his country apart. He was a witness to the brutality and absurdity of Mao's policies during one of the most tumultuous eras in China's history. Exiled to the Gobi Desert at age 15 and denied schooling for 10 years, he endured untold hardships without ever giving up his dream for an education. Shan's improbable journey, from the Gobi to the "People's Republic of Berkeley" and far beyond, is a uniquely American success story - told with a splash of humor, deep insight and rich and engaging detail. This powerful and personal perspective on China and America will inform Americans' view of China, humanizing the country, while providing a rare view of America from the prism of a keen foreign observer who lived the American dream"--
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Publisher's description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shan, Weijian
Dewey number
  • 338.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HC426.5.S43
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shan, Weijian
  • Businesspeople
  • Chinese
  • China
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Out of the Gobi : my story of China and America, Weijian Shan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Man-Made Famine -- School Cut Short -- Storm of Revolution -- Turmoil Under Heaven -- Exiled to the Gobi -- Digging for Potatoes -- War Is Coming -- Repairing the Earth -- Battling Frozen Lake -- The Longest Night -- Unforgettable Movie Night -- Barefoot Doctor -- Brickmaking the Ancient Way -- Petition to Mao -- Pigs Don't Fly -- Half the Sky -- Desert Dreams of College -- Last Convulsions of the Revolution -- Roads to Rome -- Old Gold Mountain -- The People's Republic of Berkeley -- Ivy League Professor
Extent
xiv, 465 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781119529491
Lccn
2018046912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
System control number
  • on1057238379
  • (OCoLC)1057238379
Label
Out of the Gobi : my story of China and America, Weijian Shan
Publication
Copyright
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
Man-Made Famine -- School Cut Short -- Storm of Revolution -- Turmoil Under Heaven -- Exiled to the Gobi -- Digging for Potatoes -- War Is Coming -- Repairing the Earth -- Battling Frozen Lake -- The Longest Night -- Unforgettable Movie Night -- Barefoot Doctor -- Brickmaking the Ancient Way -- Petition to Mao -- Pigs Don't Fly -- Half the Sky -- Desert Dreams of College -- Last Convulsions of the Revolution -- Roads to Rome -- Old Gold Mountain -- The People's Republic of Berkeley -- Ivy League Professor
Extent
xiv, 465 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781119529491
Lccn
2018046912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
System control number
  • on1057238379
  • (OCoLC)1057238379

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