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Thousand Pieces Gold by Ruthanne Lum McCunn

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Published by Laurel .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL7520588M
ISBN 10044038883X
ISBN 109780440388838
OCLC/WorldCa9838225

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  One Thousand Pieces of Gold is a fictional biography. It’s based upon the life of Polly Bemis aka Lalu who was kidnapped by bandits in China, sold into slavery and shipped to the United States and ended up in a mining town in Idaho. It’s fictional because all the dialogue is made up, while the major events are based upon her real experiences/5(88). A Thousand Pieces of Gold is essentially a commentary of Sima Qian’s Historical Records, or 史記 (Shiji). The writing is, at times, extremely tedious and the personal testimonies are unnecessary, detracting from what could have otherwise been a very elegant book/5. Lalu Nathoy’s father calls his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his “thousand pieces of gold,” yet when famine strikes northern China in , he is forced to sell her. Polly, as Lalu is later called, is sold to a brothel, sold again to a slave merchant bound for America, auctioned to a . A reissue of the classic biographical novel that has sold more than , copiesLalu Nathoy’s father calls his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his “thousand pieces of gold,” yet when famine strikes northern China in , he is forced to sell her. She is sold first to a brothel, then to a slave merchant bound for America. In a new country, she is given the name Polly and /5(17).

  Directed by Nancy Kelly. With Rosalind Chao, Chris Cooper, Michael Paul Chan, Dennis Dun. In 's China, young Lalu is sold into marriage by her impoverished father. Rather than becoming a bride, Lalu ends up in an Idaho gold-mining town, the property of a saloon owner who renames her China Polly and plans to sell her as entertainment for the locals/10(). For some measure of the progress of women, consider " Pieces of Gold," set in the 19th century and telling the story of a Chinese woman sold from man to man as if she were property. The film is based on the little-known fact that years after slavery was abolished in America, Asians were still held in involuntary servitude - sometimes by their own people. Inspired by true stories, the movie. Thousand Pieces of Gold is a Western film starring Rosalind Chao, Chris Cooper, Dennis Dun and Michael Paul Chan, and is directed by Nancy Kelly. The film is based on a novel of the same name. Plot. Lalu (Rosalind Chao) is a young Chinese woman who is sold by her.   Thousand Pieces of Gold remains both a worthwhile exploration of individuality and agency as well as a beguiling love story. Ap 91%(11).

Jacob Robarts Thomas Period 6 Theme Not a love story To me this book was so much more than another love story. In fact a love story is one of the last things I would classify it under. Even though love was a recurring theme, I wouldn't consider this book to be a love story. There.   Thousand Pieces of Gold was her first — and, so far, only — credit as a director of dramatic features. According to the Kino Lorber press notes: According to the Kino Lorber press notes. Teachers' Guide: Thousand Pieces of Gold This guide was made possible by a grant from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Introduction Thousand Pieces of Gold tells the extraordinary story of Lalu Nathoy, later known as Polly Bemis. Her father calls his thirteen-year-old daughter his "thousand pieces of gold," but when famine strikes northern China in , he is forced to sell her. Buy a cheap copy of Thousand Pieces of Gold (Bluestreak) book by Ruthanne Lum McCunn. Lalu Nathoy's father called his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his thousand pieces of gold, yet when famine strikes northern China in , he is forced Free shipping over $