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Ather's Yangtze River hometown of Xingang Porcelain Thief Searching the Middle PDF the family was forced to bury their valuables including a vast and prized collection of antiue porcelain and to flee on a decades long trek that would splinter it over thousands of miles and countless upheavals Hsu raised in Salt Lake City and armed with mere strands of a family legend moves to China to work in his uncle's semiconductor chip business and begins to understand his family's history as he never has before A Porcelain Thief Searching the Middle PDF conversation with his grandmother the last living link to his family's life in dynastic China ignites his desire to learn about not only his ancestral heirlooms but also porcelain itself. 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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Mastering conversational Chinese enough to launch himself into the countryside Hsu sets out to separate the layers of fact and fiction that have grown up around both his family and China and finally complete his family's long march back home Melding memoir travelogue ethnography and social and political history The Porcelain Thief takes the reader along with Hsu as he travels throughout mainland China and Taiwan to learn about his family's fabled porcelain collection and as a result about the great great grandparents and estranged aunts and uncles he never knew The Porcelain Thief is an intimate and personal way to understand the bloody tragic and largely forgotten events that defined Chinese history in the th and th centur. 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 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 years 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 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 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 identity

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Hsu a first generation Chinese Thief Searching PDF #180 American returns to China to discover the fate of his great great grandfather's long buried porcelain collection and in the process unearths the key to understanding his family's history over the past one The Porcelain PDF hundred years of Chinese history In the tradition of the best works of history that uncover a forgotten family story such as The Hare with Amber Eyes or The Lost The Porcelain Thief recounts journalist Huan Hsu's journey through Porcelain Thief Searching PDFEPUB #234 the old and new worlds of China to find hidden treasure reconnect with his ancestry and come to terms with his hyphenated identity In when the Japanese arrived in Hsu's great great grandf. 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


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 through the eyes and l

  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

  3. says:

    I received this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers ProgramThis is a rare case where reading this as a galley d

  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 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 o

  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 read some reviews and discovered that this narrative is actually mostly fiction and the ending is very

  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 sud

  8. says:

    Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book through NetgalleycomThis is an interesting book taking us throug

  9. says:

    A very interesting read which gives a good overview of the last 150 years or so of China as experienced by one f

  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 with many who have

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