The Porcelain Thief

The Porcelain Thief

Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China

Book - 2015
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"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 antique 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 more about not only his lost ancestral heirlooms but also porcelain itself"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780307986306
Branch Call Number: 305.8951 H85981P 2015
Characteristics: x, 380 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, genealogical table ; 25 cm


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