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The Resource Remembering Shanghai : a memoir of socialites, scholars and scoundrels, Isabel Sun Chao and Claire Chao, (electronic resource eBook)

Remembering Shanghai : a memoir of socialites, scholars and scoundrels, Isabel Sun Chao and Claire Chao, (electronic resource eBook)

Label
Remembering Shanghai : a memoir of socialites, scholars and scoundrels
Title
Remembering Shanghai
Title remainder
a memoir of socialites, scholars and scoundrels
Statement of responsibility
Isabel Sun Chao and Claire Chao
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A high position bestowed by China's empress dowager grants power and wealth to the Sun family. For Isabel, growing up in glamorous 1930s and '40s Shanghai, it is a life of utmost privilege. But while her scholar father and fashionable mother shelter her from civil war and Japanese occupation, they cannot shield the family forever. When Mao comes to power, eighteen-year-old Isabel journeys to Hong Kong, not realizing that she will make it her home--and that she will never see her father again. Meanwhile, the family she has left behind struggles to survive, only to have their world shattered by the Cultural Revolution. Isabel returns to Shanghai fifty years later with her daughter, Claire, to confront their family's past--one they discover is filled with love and betrayal, kidnappers and concubines, glittering pleasure palaces and underworld crime bosses. Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, Remembering Shanghai follows five generations from a hardscrabble village to vibrant Shanghai to the bright lights of Hong Kong. By turns harrowing and heartwarming, this vivid memoir explores identity, loss and the unpredictable nature of life against the epic backdrop of China in turmoil" -- From book website
Biography type
autobiography
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Sun Chao, Isabel
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Chao, Claire
  • OverDrive, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shanghai (China)
  • China
  • Shanghai (China)
  • China
Target audience
adult
Label
Remembering Shanghai : a memoir of socialites, scholars and scoundrels, Isabel Sun Chao and Claire Chao, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=3986539
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780999393826
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0dcf425d-9289-4f6f-ab91-8b36868d7424
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Label
Remembering Shanghai : a memoir of socialites, scholars and scoundrels, Isabel Sun Chao and Claire Chao, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=3986539
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780999393826
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0dcf425d-9289-4f6f-ab91-8b36868d7424
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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