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CHARACTERS ↠ The Porcelain Thief Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China FREE READ Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó Huan Hsu A journalist travels throughout mainland China and Taiwan in search of his family’s hidden treasure and comes to understand his ancestry as he never has before 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 antiue porcelain and undertake a decades long trek that would splinter the family over thousands of miles Many y. Thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing for the advance copy There has been much written in recent years about the emergence of China and the changing culture and its impact on the global economy As with any change it s vital to understand the history and background that lead to the current evolution So many have done this with detailed historical analysis and broad high level observations But what about the story through the eyes and life of one individual Huan Hsu tells the story of emerging China through his own family history and in context of both Western and Eastern cultures If you really stop to think about this it s a pretty incredible feat To tell the story of an individual life in context of a society that values the collective Hsu s writing took a bit to get used to For one thing he comes across as a bit static at first and a touch self aggrandizing Born and raised in Mormon Utah as a first generation Chinese American he arrives in China as an employee of his uncle s tech company but his true mission is to locate or find out what happened to his ancestor s valuable porcelain collection Before he can even begin this task he must first learn the language culture and intricate family nuances I said that he came across as a touch haughty because he initially is resistant to these changes and the work in general He approaches it as almost pesky barriers at first Without giving too much away Hsu evolves and learns to appreciate his history culture and the journey to uncover his past Turns out he s not static but dynamic and he uickly evolves in his appreciation and love for his roots Hsu is a superb writer His voice is uniue personal and uietly powerful I look forward to a positive critical response to this I haven t seen this on any preview or anticipated books of the year lists but I think it has great potential to be a surprise success and if given the proper buzz a bestseller A good literary companion book would be To Live

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The Porcelain Thief Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China

CHARACTERS ↠ The Porcelain Thief Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China FREE READ Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó Huan Hsu Ears 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 about not only his lost ancestral heirlooms but also porcelain itself Mastering the language enough to venture into the countryside Hsu sets out to separate the layers of fact and fiction that have obsc. A solid 35 stars I m glad I read this

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CHARACTERS ↠ The Porcelain Thief Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China FREE READ Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó Huan Hsu Ured both China and his heritage and finally complete his family’s long march back homeMelding memoir travelogue and social and political history The Porcelain Thief offers an intimate and unforgettable way to understand the complicated events that have defined China over the past two hundred years and provides a revealing lively perspective on contemporary Chinese society from the point of view of a Chinese American coming to terms with his hyphenated identit. The book is interesting and the insights into China are great There are some lovely historical tangents I felt like the end was sudden and I also don t feel like it was finished or rounded up properly which earns it three stars for an abrupt slightly unsatisfying ending But I think it s still worth a read for anyone interested in Chinese cultural history

  • Hardcover
  • 400
  • The Porcelain Thief Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China
  • Huan Hsu
  • English
  • 14 March 2019
  • 9780307986306