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Street of Eternal Happiness : big city dreams along a Shanghai road

Author: Rob Schmitz
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A narrative account profiling the ordinary men and women who live, work, and dream on the author's street in Shanghai, inspired by his enormously popular Marketplace series of the same name"--
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Rob Schmitz; Rob Schmitz
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Schmitz
ISBN: 9780553418088 0553418084
OCLC Number: 934705650
Description: vii, 326 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 810 : CK and the system --
Maggie Lane : better city, better life --
Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 109 : hot and noisy --
Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 169 : re-education --
Street of Eternal Happiness, Lane 682, no. 70 : box of letters --
Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 169 : Auntie Fu's get-rich-quick plan --
Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 109 : bride price --
Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 810 : cultured youth --
Maggie Lane : dreams, seized --
Street of Eternal Happiness, Lane 682, No. 70 : escape --
Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 169 : zero risk --
Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 109 : country wedding --
Street of Eternal Happiness, No. 810 : CK's pilgrimage --
Home --
Chinese dreams.
Responsibility: Rob Schmitz.
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Abstract:

"A narrative account profiling the ordinary men and women who live, work, and dream on the author's street in Shanghai, inspired by his enormously popular Marketplace series of the same name"--

"An unforgettable portrait of individuals who hope, struggle, and grow along a single street cutting through the heart of China's most exhilarating metropolis, from one of the most acclaimed broadcast journalists reporting on China today. Modern Shanghai: a global city in the midst of a renaissance, where dreamers arrive each day to partake in a mad torrent of capital, ideas, and opportunity. Rob Schmitz is one of them. He immerses himself in his neighborhood, forging deep relationships with ordinary people who see in the city's sleek skyline a brighter future, and a chance to rewrite their destinies. There's Zhao, whose path from factory floor to shopkeeper is sidetracked by her desperate measures to ensure a better future for her sons. Down the street lives Auntie Fu, a fervent capitalist forever trying to improve herself with religion and get-rich-quick schemes while keeping her skeptical husband at bay. Up a flight of stairs, musician and cafe owner CK sets up shop to attract young dreamers like himself, but learns he's searching for something more. As Schmitz becomes more involved in their lives, he makes surprising discoveries that untangle the complexities of modern China: a mysterious box of letters that serve as a portal to a family's--and country's--dark past, and an abandoned neighborhood where fates have been violently altered by unchecked power and greed. A tale of 21st century China, Street of Eternal Happiness profiles the nation's distinct generations through multifaceted characters who illuminate an enlightening, humorous, and at times heartrending journey along the winding road to the Chinese Dream. Each story adds another layer of humanity and texture to modern China, a tapestry also woven with Schmitz's insight as a foreign correspondent. The result is an intimate and surprising portrait that dispenses with the tired stereotypes of a country we think we know, immersing us instead in the vivid stories of the people who make up one of the world's most captivating cities"--

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