Little Emperors: A Year with the Future of China

Little Emperors: A Year with the Future of China

by JoAnn Dionne

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459717909
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 02/11/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

JoAnn Dionne has lived in Japan, Mexico, China, and more recently, Hong Kong -- her home of five years, where she worked for a time as an editor at Oxford University Press. Little Emperors is her first book. Currently she lives in Victoria, B.C., but she grew up in Salmon Arm in the province's interior.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     9
Note on Language and Names     11
Part I
Scatter to Flat Root     15
Lunch     23
Not Free to Go     37
A Walk on White Cloud Mountain     40
Ladybugs, Dragonflies, and Building Cranes     49
Bad China Days     55
Part II
Things Appear, Things Disappear     67
A Revolution ... of Sorts     72
Near Death on the Li Jiang, or How I Spent My Summer Vacation     76
The Tide of Change     86
A Little of the Everyday     94
Tea and Moon Cakes     102
Shanghai Is a Verb     109
Part III
A Bowl Full of Stars     121
Cantonese Lessons     128
The Golden Arches     137
Fashion Faux Pas     143
How the Gweilo Ruined Christmas     150
Double Happiness     162
Ghosts from the East Sea     170
Part IV
Deng Xiaoping vs. the NBA     177
Sunny Days     185
A Year     191
The Red Tent     192
The Accident     203
Chinada!     212
The Hong Kong Communist Party     216
The Old Man of China     231
The Strength of Bamboo     243
The Future     246
Epilogue     249

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