ONE CHILD, by Fong. Group will meet in the classroom to discuss.

Wednesday, January 2, 7:00 pm

The Travel Book Group is led by Katie Mathews and meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Note: Book Group will meet in Classroom this month on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 5039 Connectitcut Ave in Condo 4.

One Child: Life, Love and Parenthood in Modern China Cover Image
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Tang Shuxiu and her husband are on an 800-mile train journey from Beijing to Shifang, where they believe their only child has perished in a recent earthquake. Three days after the event, Tang is too dehydrated to cry. Liu Ting becomes a national hero when he brings his mother to college, a celebration of filial piety in a nation that now legally compels adult children to visit their elderly parents. Tian Qingeng and his parents are deeply in debt. They have bought an apartment they hope will improve his eligibility in a nation that has 30 million bachelors, or 'bare branches'. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mei Fong has spent eight years documenting the effects of the one-child policy across all of Chinese society. In this critically acclaimed account, she weaves together personal stories, history and politics to produce an extraordinary, evocative investigation into how the policy has changed China and why the repercussions will be felt across the world for decades to come.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781780748450
ISBN-10: 1780748450
Publisher: ONEWorld Publications
Publication Date: November 30th, 2017
Pages: 272
Language: English
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