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  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 th

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    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 fr

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

  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 bo

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    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 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 i

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

  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

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Review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ò Huan Hsu

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. 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 excuse for all this no matter how focused he might have been on the subject at the timeSo this book is not uite a treasure hunt as it is a memoir of his family during the last century a very troubled one in ChinaUnfortunately I didn t learn much The author writes well and that s basically all that kept me entertained during this book I think this book is perfect for people who don t know a single thing about China and who have never been there as it is a very good introduction to the place and its history But for someone like me who has been living here for years is a foreigner but with Chinese blood has an interest in antiues my family and I are into bronze and gold work but you can t miss knowing a few things about porcelains if you have only the slimmest of interest in China s culture and history this book really doesn t bring anything There s not enough in depth analysis and knowledge for me to discover anything and it s too much about the description and not nearly enough about the actions that I didn t really get any thrill from itBasically my main reaction throughout the book was been there done that I guess I was not the right public for it Or maybe I just had too high expectations for it

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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 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

Review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ò Huan Hsu

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. 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

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