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At have obscured 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 Porcelain Thief Searching the Middle PDF 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

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The Porcelain Thief Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China

A journalist travels throughout mainland Thief Searching PDF #180 China and Taiwan in search of his family’s hidden treasure and comes to understand his ancestry as he never has before In when the Japanese arrived in Huan Hsu’s great great grandfather Liu’s The Porcelain PDF 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 years and upheav. 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 And he weaves in Chinese history that makes it fascinating even for those who know how things turn out along the way I found myself laughing crying and wanting to slam my fist down in frustration as he trekked through China in search of his great great grandfather s lost porcelain But there is so much to his story than that It s also a personal journey in search of identity and acceptance He writes about many family members so the family tree at the beginning is helpful My favorite characters besides Hsu include his colorful uncles Richard and Lewis along with his cousin Andrew Huan Hsu s great great grandfather would be very proud of this book

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Als Porcelain Thief Searching PDFEPUB #234 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 Porcelain Thief Searching the Middle PDF 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 th. 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 book I was put off by the likelihood that the compelling details of his great grandfather burying his valuables were imagined and not necessarily real Also the multi page details of the personal stories of distant family members didn t add much to the story and slowed down the story I did find the author s research on porcelain history interesting as well as his views and insights on Chinese culture


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 detailed historical analysis and broad high level observations But what about the story thro

  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 fa

  3. says:

    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

  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 fin

  5. says:

    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 rea

  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 earns it three stars for an abrupt slightly unsatisfying ending But I think it’s still worth a read for anyone interested in Chines

  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 H

  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 conver