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The Lius of Shanghai

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$46.50 • £37.95 • €42.00

ISBN 9780674072596

Publication Date: 04/22/2013


472 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

20 halftones, 2 maps, 1 chart


  • Preface
  • Introduction: Family Dynamics under Patriarchy
  • I. Planning a Business Dynasty, 1907–1932
    • 1. Parents Who Dreamed of a Business Dynasty
    • 2. Sons Who Tried for Admission to Cambridge
    • 3. Sons Who Did Not Want to Become British Citizens
  • II. Behaving Contrary to the Plan, 1932–1937
    • 4. A Son Who Wanted to Drop Out of Harvard
    • 5. A Son Who Was Sick
    • 6. A Son Who Proposed Marriage to a Westernized Woman
    • 7. A Daughter Who Spoiled a Marriage Alliance
  • III. Reacting to War, 1938–1945
    • 8. Sons Who Became Leaders in Wartime
    • 9. A Son Who Joined the Communists
    • 10. A Son Who Battled Depression
    • 11. Mother’s Struggle to Save Her Marriage
    • 12. The Family’s Postwar Disunion and Reunion
  • IV. Adapting to Revolution, 1946–1956
    • 13. Father’s Decision to Live in the People’s Republic
    • 14. A Daughter Who Forged Family Alliances
    • 15. A Son Who Refused to Return to China
    • 16. Parents’ Deaths and Children’s Dispersal
  • Conclusion: The Inner History of a Chinese Family
  • Archives and Works Cited
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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