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Street of Eternal Happiness : big city dreams along a Shanghai road, Rob Schmitz

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Street of Eternal Happiness : big city dreams along a Shanghai road
Title
Street of Eternal Happiness
Title remainder
big city dreams along a Shanghai road
Statement of responsibility
Rob Schmitz
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An unforgettable portrait of individuals who hope, struggle, and grow along a single street cutting through the heart of China's most exhilarating metropolis, from one of the most acclaimed broadcast journalists reporting on China today. Modern Shanghai: a global city in the midst of a renaissance, where dreamers arrive each day to partake in a mad torrent of capital, ideas, and opportunity. Marketplace's Rob Schmitz is one of them. He immerses himself in his neighborhood, forging deep relationships with ordinary people who see in the city's sleek skyline a brighter future, and a chance to rewrite their destinies. There's Zhao, whose path from factory floor to shopkeeper is sidetracked by her desperate measures to ensure a better future for her sons. Down the street lives Auntie Fu, a fervent capitalist forever trying to improve herself with religion and get-rich-quick schemes while keeping her skeptical husband at bay. Up a flight of stairs, musician and cafe owner CK sets up shop to attract young dreamers like himself, but learns he's searching for something more. As Schmitz becomes more involved in their lives, he makes surprising discoveries which untangle the complexities of modern China: A mysterious box of letters that serve as a portal to a family's--and country's--dark past, and an abandoned neighborhood where fates have been violently altered by unchecked power and greed. A tale of 21st century China, Street of Eternal Happiness profiles China's distinct generations through multifaceted characters who illuminate an enlightening, humorous, and at times heartrending journey along the winding road to the Chinese Dream. Each story adds another layer of humanity and texture to modern China, a tapestry also woven with Schmitz's insight as a foreign correspondent. The result is an intimate and surprising portrait that dispenses with the tired stereotypes of a country we think we know, immersing us instead in the vivid stories of the people who make up one of the world's most captivating cities"--
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
951/.132
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Street of Eternal Happiness : big city dreams along a Shanghai road, Rob Schmitz
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Street of Eternal Happiness : big city dreams along a Shanghai road, Rob Schmitz
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 810 -- Maggie Lane : Better City, Better Life -- Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 109 : Zhao's Flower Shop : Hot and Noisy -- Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 169 : Re-Education -- Street of Eternal Happiness Lane, Lane 339, no. 70 : Box of Letters -- Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 169 : Auntie Fu's Get-Rich-Quick Plan -- Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 109 : Zhao's Flower Shop : Bride Price -- Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 810 : Cultured Youth -- Maggie Lane : Dreams, Seized -- Street of Eternal Happiness, Lane 339, No. 70 : Escape -- Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 169 : Auntie Fu's Plans Unravel -- Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 109 : Zhao's Flower Shop : Country Wedding -- Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 810 : CK's Pilgrimage -- Home -- Chinese Dreams
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24 cm
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Extent
vii, 326 pages
Isbn
9781444791051
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rdamedia
Media type code
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(OCoLC)950557456

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