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The Resource In Manchuria : a village called Wasteland and the transformation of rural China, Michael Meyer

In Manchuria : a village called Wasteland and the transformation of rural China, Michael Meyer

Label
In Manchuria : a village called Wasteland and the transformation of rural China
Title
In Manchuria
Title remainder
a village called Wasteland and the transformation of rural China
Statement of responsibility
Michael Meyer
Title variation
village called Wasteland and the transformation of rural China
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Not since Pearl Buck wrote The Good Earth has anyone brought rural China to life as Michael Meyer has here. This combination of memoir, contemporary reporting, and historical research presents a unique profile of China's legendary northeast. For three years, Meyer rented a home in the rice-farming community of Wasteland, hometown to his wife's family, and their personal saga mirrors the tremendous change most of rural China is undergoing, in the form of a privately held rice company that has built new roads, introduced organic farming, and constructed high-rise apartments into which farmers can move in exchange for their land rights. Once a commune, Wasteland is now a company town, a phenomenon happening across China that Meyer documents for the first time. Amplifying the story of family and Wasteland, Meyer takes us on a journey across Manchuria's past, a history that explains much about contemporary China, from the fall of the last emperor to Japanese occupation and Communist victory. Through vivid local characters, Meyer illuminates the remnants of the imperial Willow Palisade, Russian and Japanese colonial cities and railways, and the POW camp into which a young American sergeant parachuted to free survivors of the Bataan Death March.--From publisher description
Summary
Explores the change most of rural China is undergoing via the story of a privately held rice company that has built new roads, introduced organic farming, and constructed apartments for farmers in exchange for their land rights
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10395927
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meyer, Michael J.
Dewey number
951/.80612
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS782.3
LC item number
.M47 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manchuria (China)
  • Meyer, Michael J
  • Farm life
  • Rice farmers
  • Rice farming
  • Manchuria (China)
  • Manchuria (China)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a village called Wasteland and the transformation of rural China
Label
In Manchuria : a village called Wasteland and the transformation of rural China, Michael Meyer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Winter solstice -- Quid pro quo -- Lineages -- Ruins and remains -- The waking of insects -- Grain rain -- The pilgrims' progress -- To the Manchuria station! -- Tunnels in time, sidings to space -- Summer solstice -- The ballad of Auntie Yi -- Puppets of Manchukuo -- Occupation's aftermath -- Great heat -- The half-bombed bridge to Worker's Village -- Beginning of autumn -- Dalian's display cases -- Frost's descent -- Major snow
Control code
ocn880349831
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
346 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620402863
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014017907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)880349831
Label
In Manchuria : a village called Wasteland and the transformation of rural China, Michael Meyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Winter solstice -- Quid pro quo -- Lineages -- Ruins and remains -- The waking of insects -- Grain rain -- The pilgrims' progress -- To the Manchuria station! -- Tunnels in time, sidings to space -- Summer solstice -- The ballad of Auntie Yi -- Puppets of Manchukuo -- Occupation's aftermath -- Great heat -- The half-bombed bridge to Worker's Village -- Beginning of autumn -- Dalian's display cases -- Frost's descent -- Major snow
Control code
ocn880349831
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
346 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620402863
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014017907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)880349831

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