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The Resource China baby love, Jane Hutcheon

China baby love, Jane Hutcheon

Label
China baby love
Title
China baby love
Statement of responsibility
Jane Hutcheon
Title variation
An Australian grandmother's life-changing mission to help China's orphans
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How one woman turned her life upside down to help those who needed it most - half a world away. Every orphan comes with a story. Every journalist has a story that stays with them. And everyone has the power to make a difference. From rural Queensland to rural China, China Baby Love is the story of moving mountains, one shovel at a time. Former foreign correspondent and host of ABC TV's 'One Plus One', Jane Hutcheon introduces us to Linda Shum, a not-so-ordinary grandmother and widow from Gympie whose compassion for China's forgotten children inspired her to create an unlikely empire. The story of COAT (The Chinese Orphans Assistance Team) and Linda's quest to help orphans, many with multiple disabilities, reveals the hidden human aftermath of the One-Child Policy. A tentative visit to an orphanage in a small Chinese city turned into many over a period of twenty years. Linda's curiosity transformed into sheer determination to battle superstition, bureaucracy and a constant lack of funds, to found foster homes and a special needs school that has transformed hundreds of lives, including her own. What Jane intended as a five-minute 'human interest' segment in a news broadcast inspired an unexpected friendship and the writing of a book, that would take Jane back to China. Through the story of Linda Shum's life and work, Jane gets to the heart of some painful truths behind modern Chinese families living in a one-party state
Summary
How one woman turned her life upside down to help those who needed it most - half a world away. Former foreign correspondent and host of ABC TV's ‘One Plus One', Jane Hutcheon introduces us to Linda Shum, a not-so-ordinary grandmother and widow from Gympie whose compassion for China's forgotten children inspired her to create an unlikely empire. The story of COAT (Chinese Orphans Assistance Team) and Linda's quest to help orphans, many with multiple disabilities, reveals the hidden human aftermath of the One-Child Policy
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10640882
Cataloging source
ANL
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Hutcheon, Jane
Dewey number
362.732
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • McCarthy-Shum, Linda
  • Women benefactors
  • Fund raisers (Persons)
  • Children
  • Orphans
Target audience
adult
Label
China baby love, Jane Hutcheon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"ABC Books"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059597814
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780733334337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)973204695
Label
China baby love, Jane Hutcheon
Publication
Copyright
Note
"ABC Books"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059597814
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780733334337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)973204695

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