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Green Apple Red Book: A Trial and Errors: A Memoir of a Chinese-American by Rebecca Li Huang Online



Green Apple Red Book: A Trial and Errors: A Memoir of a Chinese-American

Green Apple Red Book: A Trial and Errors: A Memoir of a Chinese-American

  • Title: Green Apple Red Book: A Trial and Errors: A Memoir of a Chinese-American
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  • Format : Kindle Edition
  • Language : English
  • Page : 299 pages


With a loving family, a promising career, a suburban life and worldly experience, Rebecca Li Huang was a self made American who had it all But her world started crumbling down on her fortieth birthday Standing on the Great Wall of China, she received an unexpected call from Chinese Authority and her family was taken away right in front of her eyes Upon her return to the With a loving family, a promising career, a suburban life and worldly experience, Rebecca Li Huang was a self made American who had it all But her world started crumbling down on her fortieth birthday Standing on the Great Wall of China, she received an unexpected call from Chinese Authority and her family was taken away right in front of her eyes Upon her return to the US, her career was co opted by a lawsuit that lasted four years and culminated in three weeks of trial in a Silicon Valley courtroom Her trial was contemporaneous with a billion dollar multinational corporate trial across the street and a murder trial in her college town in China her adversary worked at Apple and was a woman who appeared to have it all, plus high blood sugar her only connection to the plaintiff and her Vietnamese American family, a man with a degree from UC Berkeley and a PhD from the University of Chicago, vanished The Kafkaesque trial spurred Rebecca to make a reckoning of her life growing up in China and then charting her path in America As she awaited the jury verdict, she deliberated over the paradox of wealth, class and privilege Part fairy tale, part hard knock story, Green Apple Red Book portrays the American Dream and the Chinese Dream from the perspective of a first generation Chinese American who was born during the Cultural Revolution in China and came to America after the Tiananmen Square student protest The book juxtaposes the story of two immigrant families caught in the crossfire of a real life legal drama, with the author s intimate narrative of searching for truth, love, and her own identity by trial and error The American and Chinese systems of values and justice are put in stark contrast, as the author portrays the reversals of fortunes and changes of fate and ambition in China and the US through her journey The all out trial provides an anchor for the author s life stories from her childhood in the Cultural Revolution, to her college years marked by the Tiananmen Square student protests and government crackdown from her fending off bullies on the playground and navigating the ruthless classrooms of grade school, to surviving a violent sexual assault on an elite college campus from her making it as a have not immigrant from a poor country, to having it all as an upwardly mobile American with opportunities from the new economic powerhouse of China With unflinching honesty, the author caricatures the excess of American individualism and Chinese collectivism, challenges the notion of success and having it all, and reveals the true cost of passing judgment


Author Rebecca Li Huang




Green Apple Red Book: A Trial and Errors: A Memoir of a Chinese-American Reviews (3)

  • Rebecca Li Huang, MBA 98AuthorFrom the author An honorable mention in 2015 San Francisco Book Festival, the memoir portrays American Dream and Chinese Dream from the perspective of a first generation Chinese American born in the heat of the Cultural Revolution who came to America after the Tiananmen [..]

  • An insightful peek into modern Chinese history and culture set against some engaging legal drama Li Huang has a breezy and thoughtful voice that carries the story well I thoroughly enjoyed this book, particularly the unique opportunity to glimpse behind some very rarely lifted curtains in modern Chi [..]

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