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The Resource Orphan of Asia, Wu Zhuoliu ; translated by Ioannis Mentzas

Orphan of Asia, Wu Zhuoliu ; translated by Ioannis Mentzas

Label
Orphan of Asia
Title
Orphan of Asia
Statement of responsibility
Wu Zhuoliu ; translated by Ioannis Mentzas
Title variation
  • Asia's orphan
  • Yaxiya de gu'er
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Born in Japanese-occupied Taiwan, raised in the scholarly traditions of ancient China by his grandfather but forced into the Japanese educational system, Hu Taiming, the protagonist of Orphan of Asia, ultimately finds himself estranged from all three cultures. He finds that his Japanese education and his adoption of modern ways have alienated him from his family and native village. Neither in Japan, where he goes to study physics in the belief that technology represents the future, nor in mainland China, where he marries and has a daughter, does he ever come to feel at home or find his calling. Although he assiduously avoids politics, Taiming can't help being caught up in the conflicts that shaped modern East Asian history. He is accused of spying for both China and Japan after hostilities breakout between the two countries, and he witnesses the effects of Japanese imperial expansion, the horrors of war, and the sense of anger and powerlessness felt by those living under colonial rule
Member of
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
895.6/35
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
LC call number
PL2824.C48
LC item number
A3513 2006
Literary form
fiction
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Series statement
Modern Chinese literature from Taiwan
Target audience
adult
Label
Orphan of Asia, Wu Zhuoliu ; translated by Ioannis Mentzas
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2539263
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vi, 247 p.
Isbn
9780231137263
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005045450
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm58728996
  • (OCoLC)58728996
Label
Orphan of Asia, Wu Zhuoliu ; translated by Ioannis Mentzas
Publication
Control code
2539263
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vi, 247 p.
Isbn
9780231137263
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005045450
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm58728996
  • (OCoLC)58728996

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