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AN UNEXPECTED GIFT FROM THE GODS: BOYHOOD IN NORTHWEST CHINA By YANG JIALIANG
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My name is Chao. I'm an ordinary person from a poor mountain village in northwest China. Like most other human beings, I often ponder: Why do I exist? How should I live? What is the meaning of my... More > life? I believe my life is not worthless. Everyone should be appreciated and each of us should be valued as a wonderful individual. This is why I wrote this book - to share with others the narrative of my life; to allow others to know another human being's life story. My parents had two children. Brother was born in 1982 and 10 years later in 1992, I was born. Mother was then 38 and Father was 42. I was an accident. My parents had decided to give me away because they were afraid of violating the one-child policy and because they were so poor. They had decided to give me to a rich family who would in return give them a truck. However, at that time Brother was very attached to me. He cried a lot when he heard that my parents would give me away. My parents then decided to keep me no matter the difficulties they faced.< Less
AN UNEXPECTED GIFT FROM THE GODS: BOYHOOD IN NORTHWEST CHINA By Yang Jialiang
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In 2015, I was twenty-three and no longer a child who smiled at everyone after his mother's death. Most of my fellow villagers had moved to cities. The village lanes were overgrown with weeds.... More > Some houses had collapsed. Our house still stood, however, even though it was made of adobe and wood. Father still lived in the house, which seems as old as he was. My name is Chao. I'm an ordinary person from a poor mountain village in northwest China.Like most other human beings, I often ponder: Why do I exist? How should I live? What is the meaning of my life? I believe my life is not worthless. Everyone should be appreciated and each of us should be valued as a wonderful individual. This is why I wrote this book - to record my life directly and share with others the narrative of my life - to provide a way for others to know another human being's life story.< Less
Around the World and Headed South By James P. Gillespie
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Few people have had the opportunity to travel and experience the changing world so quickly and at such a young age. Join James Gillespie as he recalls being born the son of Baptist Missionaries, life... More > in China before World War II, life under the Japanese occupation of China, his father’s imprisonment in a Japanese concentration camp, and many other important episodes from the other side of the world of which most Americans weren’t even aware. With a natural writing style that makes you feel like you’re sitting down next to him around a campfire, the author unfolds tale after tale of adventure, tragedy, humor, heartache and the power of a family’s love against impossible odds. Most pleasant are his memories of acclimating to life in America after the war, and the strong bond with his identical twin brother...including their exciting and unpredictable adventures in biology, chemistry, amateur radio, and hitchhiking in those “safer” days long ago.< Less
Around the World and Headed South By James P. Gillespie
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Few people have had the opportunity to travel and experience the changing world so quickly and at such a young age. Join James Gillespie as he recalls being born the son of Baptist Missionaries, life... More > in China before World War II, life under the Japanese occupation of China, his father’s imprisonment in a Japanese concentration camp, a time when non-essential Americans were being told to leave, and many other important episodes from the other side of the world of which most Americans weren’t even aware. With a natural writing style that makes you feel like you’re sitting down next to him around a campfire, the author unfolds tale after tale of adventure, tragedy, humor, heartache and the power of a family’s love against impossible odds. Most pleasant are his memories of acclimating to life in America after the war, and the strong bond with his identical twin brother...including their exciting and unpredictable adventures in biology, chemistry, amateur radio, and hitchhiking in those “safer” days long ago.< Less
Bamboo Sprouts and Maple Buds By Martin Johns
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Martin Johns spent the first twelve years of his life in West China, as the eldest son of missionary parents. In this book he colourfully describes the routines of daily life, travel, and the... More > cultural differences his family encountered. He shares his stories of ‘cottaging’ in rural China, building forts and playing boyhood pranks. Side by side with his stories, this book features over a hundred brush paintings depicting everyday scenes of life in China. Martin discovered these paintings in a box of his father’s papers and learned that they were painted by the man who worked as the Johns’ gatekeeper in Chengdu. They provide a great visual complement to Martin’s descriptions of Chinese scenes. This unique memoir offers a rare personal glimpse into the world of the missionary movement in West China at the beginning of the twentieth century.< Less
Pleasant Lines Of My Life By E. John Hamlin
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From boyhood in Iron River, Michigan, through retirement in Waverly, Ohio, follow E. John Hamlin's reminiscences of a career as a Presbyterian missionary spanning ministry, fellowship, love and... More > adventures in China, Thailand, Singapore, and Switzerland.< Less
Pleasant Lines Of My Life By E. John Hamlin
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From boyhood in Iron River, Michigan, through retirement in Waverly, Ohio, follow E. John Hamlin's reminiscences of a career as a Presbyterian missionary spanning ministry, fellowship, love and... More > adventures in China, Thailand, Singapore, and Switzerland.< Less
Fields of Dreams By Donald Minehart
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Don Minehart traces his life from Midwestern boyhood through serving in the US Army Air Force in WWII, earning a degree in agricultural engineering from South Dakota State College, and beginning a... More > family and public service career in rural South Dakota. A two-year stint as an agricultural advisor in India led to 25 years of work in India, Pakistan, Iran, Bangladesh, Syria, China, the Philippines, Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon, and Afghanistan, helping to create the infrastructure used to transform traditional agriculture in what’s been called the “Green Revolution.”< Less
Fields of Dreams By Donald Minehart
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Don Minehart traces his life from Midwestern boyhood through serving in the US Army Air Force in WWII, earning a degree in agricultural engineering from South Dakota State College, and beginning a... More > family and public service career in rural South Dakota. A two-year stint as an agricultural advisor in India led to 25 years of work in India, Pakistan, Iran, Bangladesh, Syria, China, the Philippines, Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon, and Afghanistan, helping to create the infrastructure used to transform traditional agriculture in what’s been called the “Green Revolution.”< Less

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