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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

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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A Village with My Name offers a unique perspective on the transitions in China through the eyes of regular people who have witnessed such epochal events as the toppling of the Qing monarchy, Japan’s occupation during World War II, exile of political prisoners to forced labor camps, mass death and famine during the Great Leap Forward, market reforms under Deng Xiaoping, and the dawn of the One Child Policy. Tong’s story focuses on five members of his family, who each offer a specific window on a changing country: a rare American-educated girl born in the closing days of the Qing Dynasty, a pioneer exchange student, 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. Through their stories, Tong shows us China anew, visiting former prison labor camps on the Tibetan plateau and rural outposts along the Yangtze, exploring the Shanghai of the 1930s, and touring factories across the mainland
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tong, Scott
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tong family
  • Families
  • Chinese American families
  • China
Label
A village with my name : a family history of China's opening to the world, Scott Tong
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-243)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 243 pages
Isbn
9780226338866
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017017823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
A village with my name : a family history of China's opening to the world, Scott Tong
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-243)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 243 pages
Isbn
9780226338866
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017017823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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