A Thousand Pieces of Gold: Growing Up Through China's by Adeline Yen Mah

By Adeline Yen Mah

During this poignant memoir the hot York instances bestselling writer of Falling Leaves, Adeline Yen Mah, offers a desirable window into the heritage and cultural soul of China. Combining own reflections, wealthy old insights, and proverbs passed all the way down to her via her grandfather, Yen Mah stocks the wealth of chinese language civilization with Western readers. Exploring the historical past in the back of the proverbs, she delves into the lives of the 1st and moment emperors and the 2 insurgent warriors who replaced the process chinese language lifestyles, including tales from her personal existence to superbly illustrate their relevance and impact at the present time.

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But instead of lashing out, he took a long drink of wine and thought deeply. By now he had invested all his wealth in Prince Zi Chu and could no longer afford to break with him. And unknown to anyone else, Zhao Ji had just told him that morning that she was pregnant. If they concealed her pregnancy and Prince Zi Chu married her, his son would be King of Qin one day. He forced a laugh and said to Prince Zi Chu, “I would not do it for anyone else but you! You are my best friend, and I can refuse you nothing.

Like many princes of royal blood, Prince An Guo had a favorite wife and many concubines. When Prince An Guo was commanded by his father to send one of his sons to the state of Zhao, it was easy for him to dispatch Prince Zi Chu because Zi Chu’s mother was one of his least favorite concubines. Life as a hostage in an alien state was a precarious affair much dreaded by the princes. There was even the likelihood of being murdered or executed. After arriving in Zhao, Prince Zi Chu was forgotten by his royal family back home.

Your father and Princess Hua Yang also asked me to be your tutor and entrusted me to bring you all these rich gifts. Just look at them! ” “I shall always be grateful to you,” Zi Chu exclaimed. “Why don’t you come to my house tonight to celebrate? Though Merchant Lu had many concubines, he was particularly fond of one named Zhao Ji, who was very beautiful and had great skill in dancing. , Prince Zi Chu happened to catch sight of her. As Zhao Ji danced and sang, Prince Zi Chu could not take his eyes off her.

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