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The yellow papers, Dominique Wilson

Label
The yellow papers
Title
The yellow papers
Statement of responsibility
Dominique Wilson
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
It's 1872 and China - still bruised from its defeat in the two Opium Wars - sends a group of boys, including seven-year-old Chen Mu, to America to study and bring back the secrets of the West. But nine years on Chen Mu becomes a fugitive and flees to Umberumberka, a mining town in outback Australia. He eventually finds peace working for Matthew Dawson, a rich pastoralist. When the bubonic plague ravages Sydney, Matthew Dawson's daughter returns to her father's property with her son, Edward. But it's a lonely life for a small boy surrounded only by adults, and he soon befriends Chen Mu, forging a friendship that will last a lifetime. Years later, Edward visits a mysterious and decadent Shanghai, where he falls in love with Ming Li, the beautiful young wife of a Chinese businessman, until invading Japanese armies tear the couple apart. Many years pass before the couple reunite, each scarred by the events of World War II and the Korean War. But will it be only to be torn apart once again?
Summary
It's 1872 and China - still bruised from its defeat in the two Opium Wars - sends a group of boys, including seven-year-old Chen Mu, to America to study and bring back the secrets of the West. But nine years on Chen Mu becomes a fugitive and flees to Umberumberka, a mining town in outback Australia. He eventually finds peace working for Matthew Dawson, a rich pastoralist. When the bubonic plague ravages Sydney, Matthew Dawson's daughter returns to her father's property with her son, Edward. But it's a lonely life for a small boy surrounded only by adults, and he soon befriends Chen Mu, forging a friendship that will last a lifetime. Years later, Edward visits a mysterious and decadent Shanghai, where he falls in love with Ming Li, the beautiful young wife of a Chinese businessman, until invading Japanese armies tear the couple apart. Many years pass before the couple reunite, each scarred by the events of World War II and the Korean War. But will they only be torn apart once again?.
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10319738
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wilson, Dominique
Dewey number
A823.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Returned students
  • Australians
  • Friendship
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Chinese
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • China
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
The yellow papers, Dominique Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052536941
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
348 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781921924613
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
The yellow papers, Dominique Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052536941
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
348 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781921924613
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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