- Series: Kodansha Globe
- Publisher: Kodansha America (April 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1568360436
- ISBN-13: 978-1568360430
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,860,462 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tracing It Home: A Chinese Family's Journey from Shanghai (Kodansha Globe) Paperback – April, 1995
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Though "Tracing it Home" could be criticized for the many things it is not, it is fascinating and engages the reader. She describes the traumatic events that still haunt Chinese society yet in the character of the loyal Hanze she finds forgiveness. The distinction that she makes between surrendering to tyranny and accepting the inexplicability of what happens is very crucial to creating a positive approach in bridging conflicts. "All I know is that Hanze doesn't hate his oppressor because to hate your enemy is to let him do worse to you - in hatred as in love, you grow like the one who absorbs you."
Lynn Pan is an author who takes the reader on a journey into the turbulent past of China without judgement or an overseas Chinese or Western bias. She grew up in Malaysia's dynamic Chinese population and in England and Hong Kong, but was born in and now lives in Shanghai. Warmly recommended reading.