Bao Bao's Odyssey: From Mao's Shanghai to Capitalist Hong by Paul Ting

By Paul Ting

Mischievous adolescent track Bao Bao grows up dedicated to his nation lower than the stringent eyes of the Communist get together. Precocious for his age, he has powerful innate interest. He discovers many truths that others would possibly not want him to grasp. worried to profit extra, he is going to nice lengths to construct a strong and unlawful radio able to receiving censored frequencies, comparable to the Voice of the United States broadcasting in chinese language. rigorously enjoyable his sunlight hours tasks to the get together, the boy additionally leads a hectic nightlife – resembling spying on Uncle and Auntie's bed room actions, trying to make experience of human sexuality and changing advanced mathematical techniques into uncomplicated pictures to teach his girl-friend Dan Dan. The younger boy follows Communist doctrine obediently and enthusiastically to pursue his dream of changing into a Nobel Prize winner. while required to interact in such actions, he writes the main Da Zi Baos (Big personality Posters) in the slightest degree period of time, makes the main remarkable paper middle at school, energetically kills sparrows, and assumes the position of chief in workforce discussions. His enthusiasm is partially in keeping with his assumption vibrant destiny lies sooner than him. Then, someday he realises that, as a result of his heritage, he's and consistently should be ineligible to wait an exceptional college in his domestic nation. Bao Bao is devastated. All his desires are shattered. there isn't any destiny prior to him. Then, mustering all his braveness, he racks his brains to discover a manner out of this deadlock. eventually he makes a fateful determination that would swap his lifestyles forever.

Born in Fuzhou, PAUL TING left China whilst he was once a pupil. Paul Ting has lived in Hong Kong, Germany, Spain, Canada and France and has an excellent command of English, German, Spanish and French in addition to of his local language, chinese language. He graduated from the collage of Western Ontario, Canada with a B.A. (Hon.) measure in German literature. He has labored in very assorted destinations, together with an oil-rig close to the Alberta- Saskatchewan border, Canada and a logging camp in British Columbia, Canada. His occupations have various tremendously, together with for instance operating at Lufthansa, as a working laptop or computer salesman and because the chairman of a publicly-listed corporation in Hong Kong. He has traveled to over 90 international locations and took part in quite a few adventurous journeys, starting from hitch-hiking throughout Canada (from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland). he's married with a son and a daughter.

"Paul Ting's Bao Bao's Odyssey presents priceless first-hand descriptions of lifestyle in Mao's China within the 1950s-early Nineteen Sixties, overlaying a sequence of vital political and social occasions (such because the Hundred flora crusade, the good breakthrough circulation, and the famine) from a teenager's blameless but serious viewpoint. if you happen to wish to have a greater figuring out of China's merciless 'age of revolutions,' it is a booklet worthy reading." — Chen Jian, writer of Mao's
China and the chilly battle, Michael J. Zak Professor of background for US-China kin, division of historical past, Cornell University

"In this splendidly illuminating e-book, Ting immerses us in Chairman Mao's China of 1958; the place his teenage protagonist confronts the Kafkaesque perceptions and misconceptions of the chilly battle period. With an authoritative and real voice, Ting courses us during the lifetime of adolescent Bao Bao, whose ambition to win a Nobel Prize for technology is prone to being thwarted by means of his family's bourgeois historical past. within the most sensible culture of ancient fiction, the unconventional leaves us imbued within the interval; and the readers will lengthy hold part of Bao Bao and his quest with us. it'd be difficult to omit this beautiful and heart-warming story." — Patricia W. gray, writer of demise Has one thousand Doors

"This booklet enriches our knowing of Fifties Shanghai during the own tale of tune Bao Bao." — Lee Pui-tak, President, The Asian reports organization of Hong Kong

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