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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. A solid 35 stars I m glad I read this Buttermilk Graffiti in Salt Lake City and armed only with curiosity moves to China to work Vengeance Road (Torpedo Ink in his uncle’s semiconductor chip business Once there a conversation with his grandmother his last living link to dynastic China Pantaleon y Las Visitadoras ignites a desire to learn about not only his lost ancestral heirlooms but also porcelain Ni Un Jefe Más. Quiero tener mi negocio y ser mi propio jefe. Secretos para independizarse: Cómo un Emprendedor Exitoso. Cómo crear una empresa exitosa. Cómo emprender e iniciar un negocio rentable itself Mastering the language enough to venture No Limits (No existen Límites cuando se cree en uno mismo) 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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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 No Limits (No existen Límites cuando se cree en uno mismo) 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 Captain Wentworths Persuasion identit. The book Canu Cynnar is La bondad de los extraños interesting and the Willy the Wizard insights Off-side into China are great There are some lovely historical tangents I felt like the end was sudden and I also don t feel like Esclava Medieval: La Sumisión retorcida en Placer por un Matrimonio de Conveniencia (Novela Romántica y Erótica en Español: Fantasía nº 1) (Spanish Edition) it was finished or rounded up properly which earns Enséñame más it three stars for an abrupt slightly unsatisfying ending But I think Wonder (The Books of Marvella, it s still worth a read for anyone Chicago Billionaires - Contemporary Romance Series Boxed Set interested The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase in Chinese cultural history

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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 stories of his mother s family and of the wealth of porcelain they once had and he takes a job in China at a volatile uncle s company so he can find out The beginning of the story is a bit whiny as he describes China as it is now it sure doesn t make me want to travel to Shanghai even as the content is intriguing from the start Hsu brings a great perspective readers are likely to be ignorant of China as it is now or was in the past and I felt like I got to learn along with him Once it started to delve into the past and the often contradictory stories within his family it became a gripping book Hsu isn t searching for buried treasure to get rich It s of a sense to recover something lost His mother s family struggled through all the turbulence of the 20th century from the Sino Japanese War through World War II through communist and the horrible whims of Mao His grandmother escaped some of the worst by being a teacher in missionary schools and then immigrating from the mainland but other cousins were not so fortunate The book does a good job of showing the terrible nature of Mao and what he put the people through and Hsu with his American sensibilities struggles to understand how they endured It s not just that the porcelain was lost Almost all family pictures books and artifacts were also lost in immigration or through cultural purges There s also the historical thread about porcelain itself how it was made and where and how that industry has so drastically changedI liked the book much as I read even as I had to utterly give up on keeping track of who was who I have trouble remembering names in English so the similarity of the Chinese names and that some people had a few names was utterly confusing Maps would have been an enormous help as Hsu travels all over China and also describes where his family was and is nowIf you have any interest in China seek for this book when it s out in March At heart it s about a genealogical search for self an it s a fascinating journey The Five Chinese Brothers 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 The Future Aint What It Used to Be in Huan Hsu’s great great grandfather Liu’s Yangtze River hometown of Xingang Liu was forced to bury his valuables Roomies 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. 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10 thoughts on “The Porcelain Thief Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China

  1. says:

    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 det

  2. says:

    I've read many China memoirs and Chinese history narratives so was excited to see a new take in Huan Hsu's The Porcelain Thief I was drawn in from the very beginning and felt like I was parting with a good friend when the book ended Hsu is a fabulous writer I love his honesty and his bluntness when things don't go according to plan in China A

  3. says:

    I received this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers ProgramThis is a rare case where reading this as a galley doesn't real

  4. says:

    I have mixed opinions about this book I liked how the author added Chinese history as a way to put his family's story into context both in terms of dates and how the bigger picture affected his family personally After finishing the b

  5. says:

    DNF The prose was whiny and boring and a far cry from the compelling narrative that opens the memoir Seeking en

  6. says:

    A solid 35 stars I’m glad I read this

  7. says:

    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 ear

  8. says:

    Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book through NetgalleycomThis is an interesting book taking us through a journey of discovery with Huan Hsu the writer He takes us along his uest of his family china which is also a uest to unknot the complicated and forgotten threads of his family history Actually the china feels like an

  9. says:

    A very interesting read which gives a good overview of the last 150 years or so of China as experienced by one family and their descendants From A journalist travels throughout mainland China and Taiwan in search

  10. says:

    What a fascinating memoir involving a family myth resulting in the uest to ascertain the legitimacy of that myth Along the journey author Huan Hsu discovers his family's history through the memories of aging relatives He explores Chinese culture through living working and traveling within China and through conversations

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