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  • (Out of Stock) Bao Bao's Odyssey

(Out of Stock) Bao Bao's Odyssey

From Mao's Shanghai To Capitalist Hong Kong

Paul Ting

English , 2012/03 Proverse Hong Kong

Tags: Biography

210 x 145 mm , 288pp ISBN / ISSN : 978-988-19934-9-6

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In BAO BAO'S ODYSSEY: FROM MAO'S SHANGHAI TO CAPITALIST HONG KONG, mischievous adolescent Song Bao Bao grows up devoted to his country under the stringent eyes of the Communist party. Precocious for his age, he has strong innate curiosity and discovers many truths that others may not wish him to know. Conscientiously fulfilling his daytime duties to the Party, the boy also leads a busy nightlife. He follows Communist doctrine obediently and enthusiastically to pursue his dream of becoming a Nobel Prize winner. When required to engage in such activities, he writes the largest number of Da Zi Baos (Big Character Posters) in the least amount of time, makes the most impressive paper heart in class, energetically kills sparrows, and assumes the role of leader in group discussions. His enthusiasm is partly based on his assumption that a bright future lies ahead of him. Then, one day he realises that, because of his background, he is and always will be ineligible to attend a good university in his home country. Bao Bao is devastated. All his dreams are shattered. There is no future ahead of him. Then, mustering all his courage, he racks his brains to find a way out of this impasse. Finally he makes a fateful decision which will change his life forever.

Born in Fuzhou, PAUL TING left China when he was a student. Paul Ting has lived in Hong Kong, Germany, Spain, Canada and France and has a good command of English, German, Spanish and French as well as of his native language, Chinese. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario, Canada with a B.A. (Hon.) degree in German literature. He has worked in very different locations, including an oil-rig off Alberta, Canada and a logging camp in British Columbia, Canada. His occupations have varied greatly, including working for Lufthansa, as a computer salesman and as the chairman of a publicly-listed company in Hong Kong. He has traveled to over ninety countries and participated in various adventurous trips, ranging from hitch-hiking across Canada, from Vancouver Island to New Foundland, taking survival courses in the Amazon, Brazil and swimming with sharks in Bora Bora, the South Pacific. He is married with a son and a daughter.

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