A Time of Ghosts

A Time of Ghosts

by Hok-Pang Tang, David Coomler

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BN ID: 2940016706030
Publisher: eBookIt.com
Publication date: 05/30/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Hok-Pang Tang was born in the city of Canton, in Guangdong Province, China, in 1941. On his mother's side, he came from a very wealthy Manchu lineage with connections to the Imperial Court in Peking (now Beijing). His father was a Han Chinese, a school principal who became a prominent lawyer and judge.

As a child, he began learning traditional Chinese medicine informally from an herbal doctor who cured him of a strange illness; later -- under the new regime -- he went to medical school, learned western medicine, and became a medical doctor.

Experiencing persecution and suspicion as a member of the intelligentsia, he became increasingly dissatisfied with life in China under Communism. He repeatedly attempted escape, and after many difficulties exited China and eventually took up residence in the United States. Having been forced by circumstances to leave his medical certification behind, in America he became a pioneer in the introduction of acupuncture, living and practicing for many years in Portland, Oregon. He passed away suddenly in 2006, and is survived by his wife and two sons.

David Coomler is a former museum researcher and author of several books.

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Time Of Ghosts 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Fishhawk More than 1 year ago
This is a true story of a man's determination to escape China during the Cultural Revolution. Hok-Pang tries many times to escape brutal China. The story offers a first-hand view of what it was actually like to survive while at the same time showing his compassionate humanity in each situation. He witnessed brutality in many ways during his escape. At each turn, he stayed focused on his ultimate goal, which was to be free of China in thought and body. This story is a moving example of bravery, street-smarts and determination. I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in this time in history,