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Swimming to freedom : my escape from China and the Cultural Revolution : an untold story / Kent Wong.

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South Whitley Comm. PL - South Whitley 951.05 WONG KENT (Text) 30402004810745 NEW NON-FICTION Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419751509
  • ISBN: 1419751506
  • Physical Description: 306 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

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Prologue : "it's your time to fly away" -- Hong Kong is not china, and we are Chinese -- Chasing sparrows -- Hunger -- Red versus black -- The big link-up -- "No noble men" -- Rooftop underground -- The calm before the storm -- A call from heaven -- The endless sea -- Life and death in heaven's hands -- Life is a stream of water -- "Hey, Hong Kong! I'm back!" -- Epilogue : so much has changed, yet much remains the same.
Summary, etc.:
A Chinese expatriate tells his story of escaping the hardship and repression of Mao's Cultural Revolution by joining the dissident underground, swimming miles across open water to Hong Kong, and eventually moving to the United States as a refugee.
Subject: Wong, Kent > Childhood and youth.
Children > China > Biography.
Refugees > China > Biography.
Refugees > China > Hong Kong > Biography.
Refugees > United States > Biography
Chinese Americans > Biography
China > History > Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 > Personal narratives
Genre: Autobiographies

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