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The Resource Chasing Hepburn : a memoir of Shanghai, Hollywood, and a Chinese family's fight for freedom, Gus Lee

Chasing Hepburn : a memoir of Shanghai, Hollywood, and a Chinese family's fight for freedom, Gus Lee

Label
Chasing Hepburn : a memoir of Shanghai, Hollywood, and a Chinese family's fight for freedom
Title
Chasing Hepburn
Title remainder
a memoir of Shanghai, Hollywood, and a Chinese family's fight for freedom
Statement of responsibility
Gus Lee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • " ... the story of the Lee family--a saga spanning four generations, two continents, and a century and a half of Chinese history. In the masterful hands of acclaimed author Gus Lee, his ancestors' stories spring vividly to life ..."--Jacket
  • This volume is a memoir that centers on the life of the author's family in Shanghai during the Chinese civil war (1927-1950). The author's parents broke with Chinese tradition and arranged their own marriage. In their courting years, watching first-run movies in Shanghai in the early 1930s, they were attracted to the strong-willed American actress Katharine Hepburn and recognized each other's determination to be independent. The author's father was a hyperactive man who chose a mobile career in the Chinese military and befriended the wealthy T.A. Soong, met Hepburn and became romantically involved with other American actresses in Hollywood. In the meantime, while raising their children and still living with her in-laws and parents in China, his mother became devoted to Western Christianity and eventually "walked across China" during the Japanese occupation with three of her children to reunite with her husband in California in the 1940s. Lee reveals how his parents struggled to mesh American and Chinese images and values
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Gus
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.E3524
LC item number
Z465 2002
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese Americans
  • Families
  • Novelists, American
  • Lee, Gus
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Shanghai (China)
Label
Chasing Hepburn : a memoir of Shanghai, Hollywood, and a Chinese family's fight for freedom, Gus Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[pt. 1:] Earth. Who will marry you now? -- The bravest wife -- Hide that which is obvious -- Glimpsing Shanghai -- Goodbye, Soochow -- Taitai -- Marrow and bone -- The milk maiden -- The landlord's son -- Listen to the Taitai -- The matchmaker -- Mr. Tung -- Western torture -- The rescue -- The wild one -- You are my pleasure -- The pledge -- Seeing the future -- Talking to stars -- A string of girls -- Dancing -- The kiss -- A man of excellent fortune -- Gobi -- The emperor of China -- Sun, Chiang, Mao, Chou and Teng -- Da-Tsien's prayers -- The fortune-teller -- Crazy for you -- The dress -- Promise me -- Phyllis Thaxter eyes -- Bow to ancestors -- Soochow -- Marriage -- [pt. 2:] Fire. A heart for people -- White terror -- Chingkanshan -- Killing Mao -- Elinor ah-Wu -- Betty Ying -- Katharine Houghton Hepburn -- Shiaobaobee -- Tibet -- See me to the next world -- Yi Kao -- Long marches -- Be the dragon -- Don't let them hang you -- Hong Kong -- Mary Ming -- Hubei -- Pearl and Margaret -- America has the answers -- Angel -- Japanese Shanghai -- Pan-da -- Spencer Tracy -- Hepburn -- Diamonds -- [pt. 3:] Water. Goodbye, China -- The run to the river -- Hunan running -- Free China -- [pt. 4:] Wind. America -- Hongkew -- Only son -- Remember me -- Korea -- The Christmas present -- Colma -- Ching Jinlai
Control code
49312821
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 532 pages
Isbn
9780609608760
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2002017285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Chasing Hepburn : a memoir of Shanghai, Hollywood, and a Chinese family's fight for freedom, Gus Lee
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[pt. 1:] Earth. Who will marry you now? -- The bravest wife -- Hide that which is obvious -- Glimpsing Shanghai -- Goodbye, Soochow -- Taitai -- Marrow and bone -- The milk maiden -- The landlord's son -- Listen to the Taitai -- The matchmaker -- Mr. Tung -- Western torture -- The rescue -- The wild one -- You are my pleasure -- The pledge -- Seeing the future -- Talking to stars -- A string of girls -- Dancing -- The kiss -- A man of excellent fortune -- Gobi -- The emperor of China -- Sun, Chiang, Mao, Chou and Teng -- Da-Tsien's prayers -- The fortune-teller -- Crazy for you -- The dress -- Promise me -- Phyllis Thaxter eyes -- Bow to ancestors -- Soochow -- Marriage -- [pt. 2:] Fire. A heart for people -- White terror -- Chingkanshan -- Killing Mao -- Elinor ah-Wu -- Betty Ying -- Katharine Houghton Hepburn -- Shiaobaobee -- Tibet -- See me to the next world -- Yi Kao -- Long marches -- Be the dragon -- Don't let them hang you -- Hong Kong -- Mary Ming -- Hubei -- Pearl and Margaret -- America has the answers -- Angel -- Japanese Shanghai -- Pan-da -- Spencer Tracy -- Hepburn -- Diamonds -- [pt. 3:] Water. Goodbye, China -- The run to the river -- Hunan running -- Free China -- [pt. 4:] Wind. America -- Hongkew -- Only son -- Remember me -- Korea -- The Christmas present -- Colma -- Ching Jinlai
Control code
49312821
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 532 pages
Isbn
9780609608760
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2002017285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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