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The Resource Patriot Number One : American dreams in Chinatown, Lauren Hilgers

Patriot Number One : American dreams in Chinatown, Lauren Hilgers

Label
Patriot Number One : American dreams in Chinatown
Title
Patriot Number One
Title remainder
American dreams in Chinatown
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Hilgers
Title variation
  • Patriot number 1
  • Patriot #1
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2014, in a snow-covered house in Flushing, Queens, a village revolutionary from Southern China considered his options. Zhuang Liehong was the son of a fisherman, the former owner of a small tea shop, and the spark that had sent his village into an uproar--pitting residents against a corrupt local government. Under the alias Patriot Number One, he had stoked a series of pro-democracy protests, hoping to change his home for the better. Instead, sensing an impending crackdown, Zhuang and his wife, Little Yan, left their infant son with relatives and traveled to America. With few contacts and only a shaky grasp of English, they had to start from scratch. In Patriot Number One, Hilgers follows this dauntless family through a world hidden in plain sight: a byzantine network of employment agencies and language schools, of underground asylum brokers and illegal dormitories that Flushing's Chinese community relies on for survival. As the irrepressibly opinionated Zhuang and the more pragmatic Little Yan pursue legal status and struggle to reunite with their son, we also meet others piecing together a new life in Flushing. Tang, a democracy activist who was caught up in the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989, is still dedicated to his cause after more than a decade in exile. Karen, a college graduate whose mother imagined a bold American life for her, works part-time in a nail salon as she attends vocational school, and refuses to look backward." - Publisher description
Summary
A deeply reported analysis of the Chinese immigrant community in the United States offers revisionist insights into how their experiences in China and America have reflected and transformed the American dream
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10622607
Cataloging source
YDX
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Hilgers, Lauren
Dewey number
305.895/107471
Index
no index present
LC call number
F128.9.C5
LC item number
H55 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese
  • Chinese
  • Chinese Americans
Target audience
adult
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American dreams in Chinatown
Label
Patriot Number One : American dreams in Chinatown, Lauren Hilgers
Instantiates
Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn992224185
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780451496133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)992224185
Label
Patriot Number One : American dreams in Chinatown, Lauren Hilgers
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn992224185
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780451496133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)992224185

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