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The Resource Street of eternal happiness : big city dreams along a Shanghai road, Rob Schmitz

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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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
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ZH8
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Schmitz, Rob
Dewey number
951.132
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Shanghai (China)
  • China
  • Social conditions
  • China
  • China
Label
Street of eternal happiness : big city dreams along a Shanghai road, Rob Schmitz
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Publication
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Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn988610013
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
vii, 326 pages
Isbn
9780553418101
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)988610013
Label
Street of eternal happiness : big city dreams along a Shanghai road, Rob Schmitz
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn988610013
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
vii, 326 pages
Isbn
9780553418101
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)988610013

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