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Thousand Pieces of Gold

Ruthanne Lum McCunn

Thousand Pieces of Gold

A Biographical Novel

by Ruthanne Lum McCunn

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  • 17 Currently reading

Published by Design Enterprises of San Francisco .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Bemis, Polly,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages308
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8386318M
    ISBN 10093253807X
    ISBN 109780932538079

    Lalu Nathoy s father calls his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his thousand pieces of gold, yet when famine strikes northern China in , he is forced to sell her. Polly, as Lalu is later called, is sold to a brothel, sold again to a slave merchant bound for America, auctioned to a saloon keeper, and offered as a prize in a poker game.   Apple Books Preview. A Thousand Pieces of Gold Growing Up Through China's Proverbs. Adeline Yen Mah. , 4 Ratings; $; $; Publisher Description. In this poignant memoir the New York Times bestselling author of Falling Leaves, Adeline Yen Mah, provides a fascinating window into the history and cultural soul of China. Combining /5(4).

    Thousand Pieces of Gold is a very interesting novel, which gets the readers attention and a touching sentimental piece of literature. The story talks about a Chinese girl's life of utter suffering and sorrow. The girl's name is Lalu Nathoy and later she is called Polly Bemis/5(70). Learn thousand pieces gold with free interactive flashcards. Choose from 51 different sets of thousand pieces gold flashcards on Quizlet.

    Start studying thousand pieces of gold study guide. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.   A Thousand Pieces of Gold is a cultural memoir as well as a personal account of China's past, illustrated by proverbs taken from a fascinating period of history when China was ruled by the First Emperor, Qin Shihuang (– B.C.E.), the sovereign who united China, built the Great Wall, and standardized the Chinese language.. New York Times bestselling author Adeline Yen Mah combines Book Edition: 1st.


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Thousand Pieces of Gold by Ruthanne Lum McCunn Download PDF EPUB FB2

One Thousand Pieces of Gold is a fictional biography. It’s based upon the life of Polly Bemis aka Lalu who was kidnapped by bandits in China, sold into slavery and shipped to the United States and ended up in a mining town in Idaho.

It’s fictional because all the dialogue is made up, while the major events are based upon her real by: 9. “A Thousand Pieces of Gold” is a story of thirteen year old Lalu Nathoy from China who over time and circumstances transforms into Idahoan Polly Bemis.

Ally’s story is one of resilience, determination and steadfastness/5. Reviewed in the United States on July 9, Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase. One Thousand Pieces of Gold is a fictional biography. It’s based upon the life of Polly Bemis aka Lalu who was kidnapped by bandits in China, sold into slavery and shipped to the United States and ended up in a mining town in Idaho/5(88).

Lalu Nathoy’s father calls his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his “thousand pieces of gold,” yet when famine strikes northern China inhe is forced to sell her.

Polly, as Lalu is later called, is sold to a brothel, /5(14). A reissue of the classic biographical novel that has sold more thancopies Lalu Nathoy’s father calls his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his “thousand pieces of gold,” yet when /5(17).

About Thousand Pieces of Gold. Lalu Nathoy’s father calls his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his “thousand pieces of gold,” yet when famine strikes northern China inhe is forced to sell her. Chinese-American author Ruthanne Lum McCunn’s A Thousand Pieces of Gold () is a fictionalized biography of Polly Bemis, a Chinese-American pioneer woman, who lived in Idaho during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

McCunn’s narrative follows Bemis—born, in McCunn’s telling, Lalu Nathoy—from her childhood home in rural China to an Idaho mining camp, where she is sold. A biographical novel, Thousand Pieces of Gold is about the life of a remarkable woman and her struggle for respect and dignity in the early American West.

It's a moving and inspirational read. It's a moving and inspirational read. Thousand Pieces of Gold () Thousand Pieces of Gold. PG | 1h 45min | Romance, Western | 1 November (USA) In 's China, young Lalu is sold into marriage by her impoverished father.

Rather than becoming a bride, Lalu ends up in an Idaho gold-mining town, the property of a saloon owner who See full summary»/10(). Thousand Pieces of Gold: A Biographical Novel (Asian Voices) McCunn, Ruthanne Lum.

A Thousand Pieces of Gold Growing Up Through China's Proverbs Chapter One The Loss of One Hair From Nine Oxen. When I was thirteen years old, my parents told me that I was to leave school at fourteen and get a job because they no longer wished to pay for my education.

Desperate to go to university, I begged Grandfather Ye Ye to intercede on my 4/4(14). "THOUSAND PIECES OF GOLD, by Ruthanne Lum McCunn, is the true story of a Chinese-American pioneer woman who overcomes poverty, footbinding, and slavery to build a life of relative freedom in the American Northwest.

A reissue of the classic biographical novel that has sold more thancopies Lalu Nathoy’s father calls his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his “thousand pieces of gold,” yet when famine strikes northern China inhe is forced to sell her.

Thousand Pieces of Gold remains both a worthwhile exploration of individuality and agency as well as a beguiling love story. Ap 90%. Ruthane Lum McCunn's, THOSAND PIECES OF GOLD, is a heartwarming story that once read, can't be put down again.

This novel draws the reader into the life of a woman's struggle to fight for respect and freedom for her own by: 9.

A Thousand Pieces of Gold Growing Up Through China’s Proverbs Adeline Yen Mah To my husband, Bob, who knows me better than I know myself (zhi ji) and makes everything worthwhile My Grandfather Ye Ye told me that when he was a boy growing up in Shanghai, he saw many large red boxes placed at major street corners.4/5(32).

Read new romance book reviews, posts from your favorite authors, samples, exciting digital first publications and e-book specials. A Thousand Pieces of Gold - Trade PB; Share This Title: Read a Sample Read a Sample Enlarge Book Cover.

A Thousand Pieces of Gold Growing Up Through China's Proverbs. by Adeline Yen Mah. On Sale: 09/16/ Lalu Nathoy's father called his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his "thousand pieces of gold," yet when famine strikes northern China inhe is forced to sell her.

Polly, as Lalu is later called, is sold to a brothel, sold again to a slave merchant bound for America, auctioned to a saloonkeeper, and offered as a prize in a poker game. Get this from a library.

Thousand pieces of gold: a biographical novel. [Ruthanne Lum McCunn] -- Publisher description: Thousand Pieces of Gold tells the fascinating story of Lalu Nathoy, later known as Polly Bemis.

Born in China in the mid 's, Lalu was raised in a peasant village ravaged by. Thousand Pieces of Gold (film) Thousand Pieces of Gold. (film) Thousand Pieces of Gold is a film starring Rosalind Chao, Chris Cooper, Dennis Dun and Michael Paul Chan, and is directed by Nancy Kelly.

The film is based on a novel of the same ed by: Sidney Kantor, Lindsay Law and John Sham. A Thousand Pieces of Gold, following Watching the Tree and Falling Leaves, is a personal account by a much loved author, but it is also a lively history of the fascinating period of civilisation when Europe was barely out of the stone age.

About the author Adeline Yen Mah was born in Tianjin, studied in London, and now works and lives in 3/5(1).Jacob Robarts Thomas Period 6 Theme Not a love story To me this book was so much more than another love story. In fact a love story is one of the last things I would classify it under.

Even though love was a recurring theme, I wouldn't consider this book to be a love story. There.Sun Simiao thought that the value of human’s life was higher than a thousand pieces of gold and a prescription always could save one life, so he named the book “Essential Formulas for Emergencies Worth a Thousand Pieces of Gold” 千金要方(qian jin yao fang).

In ADmore than year-old Lu Zhaolin suffered lepriasis.