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

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"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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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua 951.042 ZIA (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002796679
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07/05/2019
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1001 . ‡aZia, Helen, ‡eauthor.
24510. ‡aLast boat out of Shanghai : ‡bthe epic story of the Chinese who fled Mao's revolution / ‡cHelen Zia.
250 . ‡aFirst edition.
264 1. ‡aNew York : ‡bBallantine Books, ‡c[2019]
300 . ‡axxix, 499 pages : ‡billustrations, maps ; ‡c25 cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
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504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 461-476) and index.
520 . ‡a"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" -- ‡cProvided by publisher.
61127. ‡aCivil War (China : 1945-1949) ‡2fast ‡0(OCoLC)fst01352298
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650 0. ‡aChinese ‡zForeign countries ‡xHistory ‡y20th century.
651 0. ‡aChina ‡xEmigration and immigration ‡xHistory ‡y20th century.
651 0. ‡aShanghai (China) ‡xHistory ‡y20th century.
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650 7. ‡aEmigration and immigration. ‡2fast
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651 7. ‡aChina ‡zShanghai. ‡2fast ‡0(OCoLC)fst01205418
648 7. ‡a1900-1999 ‡2fast
655 7. ‡aHistory. ‡2fast
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