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The Resource Last boat out of Shanghai : : the epic story of the Chinese who fled Mao's revolution, Helen Zia, (sound recording)

Last boat out of Shanghai : : the epic story of the Chinese who fled Mao's revolution, Helen Zia, (sound recording)

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Last boat out of Shanghai : : the epic story of the Chinese who fled Mao's revolution
Title
Last boat out of Shanghai :
Title remainder
the epic story of the Chinese who fled Mao's revolution
Statement of responsibility
Helen Zia
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Publisher
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The dramatic, real-life stories of four young people caught up in the mass exodus of Shanghai in the wake of China's 1949 Communist Revolution--a precursor to the struggles faced by emigrants today. Shanghai has historically been China's jewel, its richest, most modern and westernized city. The bustling metropolis was home to sophisticated intellectuals, entrepreneurs, and a thriving middle class when Mao's proletarian revolution emerged victorious from the long civil war. Terrified of the horrors the Communists would wreak upon their lives, citizens of Shanghai who could afford to fled in every direction. Seventy years later, the last generation to fully recall this massive exodus have opened the story to Chinese American journalist Helen Zia, who interviewed hundreds of exiles about their journey through one of the most tumultuous events of the twentieth century. From these moving accounts, Zia weaves the story of four young Shanghai residents who wrestled with the decision to abandon everything for an uncertain life as refugees in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the U.S. Young Benny, who as a teenager became the unwilling heir to his father's dark wartime legacy, must choose between escaping Hong Kong or navigating the intricacies of a newly Communist China. The resolute Annuo, forced to flee her home with her father, a defeated Nationalist official, becomes an unwelcome young exile in Taiwan. The financially strapped Ho fights deportation in order to continue his studies in the U.S. while his family struggles at home. And Bing, given away by her poor parents, faces the prospect of a new life among strangers in America" --
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Zia, Helen
Dewey number
951.04/2
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not applicable
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LC call number
DS777.542
LC item number
.Z53 2019
Literary text for sound recordings
drama
PerformerNote
Read by Nancy Wu
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  • Wu, Nancy.
  • Tantor Media
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  • Political refugees
  • Chinese
  • China
  • China
  • Shanghai (China)
Label
Last boat out of Shanghai : : the epic story of the Chinese who fled Mao's revolution, Helen Zia, (sound recording)
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Publication
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Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
14 audio discs (17 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781494541811
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • pr04718434
  • 907284
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Last boat out of Shanghai : : the epic story of the Chinese who fled Mao's revolution, Helen Zia, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
14 audio discs (17 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781494541811
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • pr04718434
  • 907284
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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