The Lius of Shanghai by Sherman Cochran

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From the Sino-Japanese War to the Communist Revolution, a cache of letters from one of China’s prominent families, the Lius of Shanghai, sheds light on a tumultuous era. Sherman Cochran and Andrew Hsieh show how the family confronted war, civil unrest, and social upheaval, and how—in the midst of it all—they built a vast business empire.

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Sherman Cochran is Hu Shih Professor of Chinese History at Cornell University. Andrew Hsieh is Professor of Chinese History at Grinnell College.
Published April 22, 2013 by Harvard University Press. 472 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, History, Travel, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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This sharply focused family biography by Cochran (China on the Margins, coauthor) and Hsieh (The Realm of Jade Mountain, coauthor) is based on a trove of correspondence between members of the eponymou

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Are happy families, as Tolstoy posits, all alike? What if the family in question is a wealthy one from Shanghai, trying to manage 12 sons and daughters through war and troubles from the 1920s to Mao's revolution of the 1950s? To find out, read this dramatic family history. Cochran (Chinese histor...

Apr 01 2013 | Read Full Review of The Lius of Shanghai

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