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Born In China

Born In China


John Helde (Author)

Foreign Languages Press, 2014
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    About this book

Filmmaker John Helde knew for years his white American father was born in China – but beyond that, his dad’s past was a mystery. Born in China, the companion book to the documentary Made in China, tells the story of expatriate American kids growing up in pre-Mao China, and the cultural and political experiences that shaped their lives.
Setting off a journey to uncover his father’s childhood story, Helde encounters a cast of thoughtful and resilient Americans whose ties to China made them who they are. Mixing interviews, letters, photographs with Helde’s warm narrative voice, Born in China paints a vivid portrait of a unique American experience – and one son’s quest to understand it all.
    About the author

John Helde is the award-winning filmmaker behind the documentaries Made in China and Field Work: A Family Farm. An accomplished writer, film editor and director, his documentaries and short narrative films have been exhibited at festivals internationally, as well as on the Documentary Channel and Hulu.com. He is based in Seattle, where he is at work on a new feature film.
    Table of content

Chapter 1: The China Connection
Chapter 2: China-born Americans
Chapter 3: An End and a Beginning
Chapter 4: An American Child in China
Chapter 5: Changsha
Chapter 6: The Missionary Parents
Chapter 7: BJ Elder in Changsha
Chapter 8: War and Warlords
Chapter 9: Finding “Home”
Chapter 10: Chengdu
Chapter 11: Coming to America
Chapter 12: The Mountain
ISBN: 9787119085814
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 206
Sizes: 208x144mm
Publication: 11/2014
Weight: 286g

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