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The Resource Last boat out of Shanghai : the epic story of the Chinese who fled Mao's revolution, Helen Zia

Last boat out of Shanghai : the epic story of the Chinese who fled Mao's revolution, Helen Zia

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Last boat out of Shanghai : the epic story of the Chinese who fled Mao's revolution
Title
Last boat out of Shanghai
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the epic story of the Chinese who fled Mao's revolution
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Helen Zia
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The dramatic, real-life stories of four young people caught up in the mass exodus of Shanghai in the wake of China's 1949 Communist Revolution--a precursor to the struggles faced by emigrants today. Shanghai has historically been China's jewel, its richest, most modern and westernized city. The bustling metropolis was home to sophisticated intellectuals, entrepreneurs, and a thriving middle class when Mao's proletarian revolution emerged victorious from the long civil war. Terrified of the horrors the Communists would wreak upon their lives, citizens of Shanghai who could afford to fled in every direction. Seventy years later, the last generation to fully recall this massive exodus have opened the story to Chinese American journalist Helen Zia, who interviewed hundreds of exiles about their journey through one of the most tumultuous events of the twentieth century. From these moving accounts, Zia weaves the story of four young Shanghai residents who wrestled with the decision to abandon everything for an uncertain life as refugees in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the U.S. Young Benny, who as a teenager became the unwilling heir to his father's dark wartime legacy, must choose between escaping Hong Kong or navigating the intricacies of a newly Communist China. The resolute Annuo, forced to flee her home with her father, a defeated Nationalist official, becomes an unwelcome young exile in Taiwan. The financially strapped Ho fights deportation in order to continue his studies in the U.S. while his family struggles at home. And Bing, given away by her poor parents, faces the prospect of a new life among strangers in America" --
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contains biographical information
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Zia, Helen
Dewey number
951.04/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS777.542
LC item number
.Z53 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Civil War (China : 1945-1949)
  • China
  • Political refugees
  • Chinese
  • China
  • Shanghai (China)
  • Chinese
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Political refugees
  • Refugees
  • China
  • China
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Last boat out of Shanghai : the epic story of the Chinese who fled Mao's revolution, Helen Zia
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-476) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1033650511
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxix, 499 pages
Isbn
9780345522320
Lccn
2018036197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1033650511
Label
Last boat out of Shanghai : the epic story of the Chinese who fled Mao's revolution, Helen Zia
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-476) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1033650511
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxix, 499 pages
Isbn
9780345522320
Lccn
2018036197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1033650511

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