Chinese Girl in the Ghetto

Chinese Girl in the Ghetto

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by Ying Ma
     
 

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As China opens itself to the world and undertakes historic economic reforms, a little girl in the southern city of Guangzhou immerses herself in a world of fantasy and foreign influences while grappling with the mundane vagaries of Communist rule. She happily immigrates to Oakland, California, expecting her new life to be far better in all ways than life in China.… See more details below

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As China opens itself to the world and undertakes historic economic reforms, a little girl in the southern city of Guangzhou immerses herself in a world of fantasy and foreign influences while grappling with the mundane vagaries of Communist rule. She happily immigrates to Oakland, California, expecting her new life to be far better in all ways than life in China. Instead, she discovers crumbling schools, unsafe streets, and racist people. In the land of the free, she comes of age amid the dysfunction of a city�s brokenness and learns to hate in the shadows of urban decay. This is the incredible story of her journey from China to an American ghetto and how she prevailed.

Editorial Reviews

National Review Online - John Derbyshire
"Told with...simplicity and frankness"--National Review Online
Washington Examiner - Mona Charen
"Fascinating memoir....[Ying Ma's] journey has made her the very best kind of conservative -- one whose love of liberty, order and self-reliance has been forged through gritty experience."--Creators Syndicate
Back Cover - Ward Connerly
�Direct and unvarnished, this book describes the endless possibilities of a free society that allows its citizens to chart their own destiny. Ying Ma takes her readers to dark corners where poverty, crime, and racism reign, all the while reminding us that even amid a sea of hate, individuals can choose to believe in kindness, decency, personal responsibility, and racial equality.�
Back Cover - Qiang Xiao
�A beautiful account of a young girl�s encounter with the insidiousness of authoritarianism in China and the tragedies of inner-city America. Ying Ma boldly details some of the worst imperfections of American society, all the while showing, with her own example, why freedom is worth choosing.�

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013202191
Publisher:
Ying Ma
Publication date:
03/18/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
298,940
File size:
0 MB

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