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The Resource Swimming to freedom : my escape from China and the Cultural Revolution : an untold story, Kent Wong

Swimming to freedom : my escape from China and the Cultural Revolution : an untold story, Kent Wong

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Swimming to freedom : my escape from China and the Cultural Revolution : an untold story
Title
Swimming to freedom
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my escape from China and the Cultural Revolution : an untold story
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Kent Wong
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Language
eng
Summary
  • A Chinese expatriate tells his story of escaping the hardship and repression of Mao's Cultural Revolution by joining the dissident underground, swimming miles across open water to Hong Kong, and eventually moving to the United States as a refugee
  • When Wong was a boy his father, a Chinese official in the customs office in Hong Kong, joined an insurrection at work and returned with the family to the newly established People's Republic of China. This is his memoir of a childhood amid revolutionary times, where boyish adventures and school days mixed with dire poverty and political persecution. Mao's China was dangerous and unstable ; the Cultural Revolution closed schools, plunged the country into chaos, and scattered Wong and his sisters to disparate villages where they struggled to eke out a bare existence. As the son of a "capitalist rightist" he had no future in China. He became one of an estimated half million "Freedom Swimmers" who swam across miles of open water to Hong Kong, risking their lives for a better future. -- adapted from jacket
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Biography type
autobiography
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10962842
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XYZ
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Wong, Kent
Dewey number
  • 951.05092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS778.7
LC item number
.W66 2021
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Wong, Kent
  • China
  • Children
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Chinese Americans
  • Children
  • Chinese Americans
  • Refugees
  • China
  • China
  • United States
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adult
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my escape from China and the Cultural Revolution: an untold story
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Swimming to freedom : my escape from China and the Cultural Revolution : an untold story, Kent Wong
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : "It's your time to fly away" -- Hong Kong is not China, and we are Chinese -- Chasing sparrows -- Hunger -- Red versus black -- The big link-up -- "No noble men" -- Rooftop underground -- The calm before the storm -- A call from heaven -- The endless sea -- Life and death in heaven's hands -- Life is a stream of water -- "Hey, Hong Kong! I'm back!" -- Epilogue : So much has changed, yet much remains the same
Control code
on1249442483
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781419751509
Lccn
2020944982
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1249442483
Label
Swimming to freedom : my escape from China and the Cultural Revolution : an untold story, Kent Wong
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : "It's your time to fly away" -- Hong Kong is not China, and we are Chinese -- Chasing sparrows -- Hunger -- Red versus black -- The big link-up -- "No noble men" -- Rooftop underground -- The calm before the storm -- A call from heaven -- The endless sea -- Life and death in heaven's hands -- Life is a stream of water -- "Hey, Hong Kong! I'm back!" -- Epilogue : So much has changed, yet much remains the same
Control code
on1249442483
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781419751509
Lccn
2020944982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1249442483

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