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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 The Witchs Coven to China The Color of Night to dynastic China ignites a desire What Preachers Never Tell You About Tithes & Offerings to learn about not only his lost ancestral heirlooms but also porcelain itself Mastering Pulse (Frank Quinn, the language enough The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico the countryside Hsu sets out Simply Napkins to separate The Unconscious Civilization the layers of fact and fiction The Complete Tightwad Gazette that have obsc. I have mixed opinions about The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years this book I liked how الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية the author added Chinese history as a way Writing and Selling Magazine Articles to put his family s story into context both in The Strange Bird terms of dates and how Cleopatras Daughter the likelihood Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, the multi page details of The Sphinx the personal stories of distant family members didn Tidelands (Fairmile t add much Strings the story and slowed down Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, the story I did find Catch and Release the author s research on porcelain history interesting as well as his views and insights on Chinese culture

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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. 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 Tea Environments and Plantation Culture travelogue and social and political history The Porcelain Thief offers an intimate and unforgettable way 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains to understand Survive by the Team the complicated events Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, that have defined China over Washington! (Wagons West, the past Celebration! (Wagons West, the point of view of a Chinese American coming Texas! (Wagons West, to I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery terms with his hyphenated identit. A very interesting read which gives a good overview of Revenge ni Miss Piggy the last 150 years or so of China as experienced by one family and Breakfast Book their descendants From A journalist The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade travels Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, throughout mainland China and Taiwan in search of his family s hidden A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery treasure and comes Card Concepts to understand his ancestry as he never has before In 1938 when Emotional Victory to bury his valuables including a vast collection of prized antiue porcelain and undertake a decades long Still Life with Woodpecker trek Bo Knows Bo that would splinter Gender and Food the family over Finer Women to China Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down to work in his uncle s semiconductor chip business Once Crazy Horses Girlfriend to dynastic China ignites a desire Child Support to venture into 777 the Lost Blood the countryside Hsu sets out Abandoned Alice the layers of fact and fiction Map My Heart that have obscured both China and his heritage and finally complete his family s long march back homeMelding memoir Scandal travelogue and social and political history The Porcelain Thief offers an intimate and unforgettable way The Fashion Condition to understand Embellish Me the complicated events The Snakehead that have defined China over The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, two hundred years and provides a revealing lively perspective on contemporary Chinese society from Truly Wilde the point of view of a Chinese American coming VEGAN ganz anders to

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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 الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية travels Writing and Selling Magazine Articles throughout mainland China and Taiwan in search of his family’s hidden The Strange Bird treasure and comes Cleopatras Daughter to bury his valuables including a vast collection of prized antiue porcelain and undertake a decades long Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, the family over The Sphinx thousands of miles Many y. I ve read many China memoirs and Chinese history narratives so was excited Tidelands (Fairmile to see a new Strings the very beginning and felt like I was parting with a good friend when Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, the book ended Hsu is a fabulous writer I love his honesty and his bluntness when Catch and Release things don Devils Paw (Imp, t go according Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, to plan in China And he weaves in Chinese history In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie things Tea Environments and Plantation Culture turn out along 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains the way I found myself laughing crying and wanting Survive by the Team to slam my fist down in frustration as he Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, trekked Washington! (Wagons West, through China in search of his great great grandfather s lost porcelain But Celebration! (Wagons West, to his story Texas! (Wagons West, than I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery that It s also a personal journey in search of identity and acceptance He writes about many family members so Revenge ni Miss Piggy the family Breakfast Book tree at The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade 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 Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, this book


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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 h

  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 And he weaves in Chinese history that makes it fascinating even for those who know how things turn

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    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 p

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    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 wa

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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 f

  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

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    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

  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 of his family’s hidden treasure and comes to understand his ancestry as he never has before In 19

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    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 endured the myriad of revolutions encountered over the last few generations Hsu is a gifted