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  • Hardcover
  • 400
  • The Porcelain Thief Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China
  • Huan Hsu
  • English
  • 08 April 2017
  • 9780307986306

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Free download × The Porcelain Thief Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China 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 Dangerous Melody Treasure Seekers #2 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

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Free download × The Porcelain Thief Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China 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 DNF The prose was whiny and boring and a far cry from the compelling narrative that opens the memoir Seeking encouragement to keep going I read some reviews and discovered that this narrative is actually mostly fiction and the ending is very ambiguous

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Free download × The Porcelain Thief Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China 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 I received this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers ProgramThis is a rare case where reading this as a galley doesn t really give an adeuate picture of the book Hsu has penned a book that s part memoir part genealogy uest part history lesson on China As he says at one point trying to explain Chinese history is like trying to get a drink while drowning The beginning of the books has placeholders for maps and charts and that content would have helped immensely to understand the geography and the convoluted connections within Hsu s family which often confuses and surprises the author as wellHsu is American born and raised in Utah He had to deal with frustrating comments from other people the compliments on his English the way he stood out in lily white Mormon Utah but also didn t fit in with his Chinese family He was largely ignorant of the language and history Even so he s fascinated by stori