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The concubine"s children

  • 266 Pages
  • 4.70 MB
  • English
Viking , New York, N.Y
Chan, Sam -- Family., Chan family., Chinese -- British Columbia -- Vancouver -- Social conditions., Chinese -- British Columbia -- Vancouver -- Biography., Chinese Canadians -- British Columbia -- Vancouver -- Biography., China -- Social condit
StatementDenise Chong.
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 266 p., [16] p. of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21014875M
ISBN 100670829617

The Concubine's Children is a wonderfully crafted non-fiction book written by the granddaughter of the main characters. Chan Sam, a peasant, leaves his wife behind in China in order to go to the fabled "Golden Mountain" as Western Canada was refered to at the time ()/5.

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The Concubine's Children is the story, of a woman from China who came to Britsh Columbia, Canada to be the concubine, (not wife) of a rather unimaginative, and very traditional man. Her story, which really isn't a happy story, gives the reader an unusual insight into the imigrant experience of Asian The concubines children book, and is written by the 5/5(5).

The Concubine’s Children, by Denise Chong, is a true story about a Chinese family and how both physical and emotional distance can tear generations of families apart. We are presented with the lives of the children of three generations, starting with the oldest, the story of May-ying, a concubine, and her husband, fellow wives and children.

Whores, concubines, and catamites, on the other hand, are all about giving satisfaction. Now granted, sexual pleasure is a temporary sort of happiness, but it is better than a new tax or a sword in the gut.”. In the Bible, a concubine was a woman acquired by a man as a secondary wife.

Her purpose was to provide a male heir in the case of a barren wife, to provide more children in general to enhance the family’s workforce and wealth, and to satisfy the man’s sexual desires. A concubine was endowed with rights and protections by Hebrew law but was not equal in status to a wife.

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The Paperback of the Concubine's Children by Denise Chong at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Chong also is a writer of essays and articles.

The subject of his first book is a true-life family history, beginning in about and ending in Its main character is Chong's maternal /5(3). The Concubine's Children Study Guide contains comprehensive summaries and analysis of the book.

This study guide includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion on The Concubine's Children by Denise : Bookrags.

The Concubine's Children is the true story of a family cleaved in two for the sake of a father’s dream. InChan Sam left an “at home” wife in China to earn a living in “Gold Mountain”, British Columbia.4/5(24). Get this from a library. The concubine's children. [Denise Chong] -- The story of the author's grandmother, brought from China as a young concubine, and of.

Concubines normally served a dual purpose – to increase a man’s prestige through his capacity to produce children and, of course, limitless opportunities to indulge in sexual desires. Most people associate concubines with ancient China where Emperors were known to have kept thousands of concubines, however, the practice of taking concubines Author: Joanna Gillan.

Complete summary of Denise Chong's Concubine's Children. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Concubine's Children. The Concubine's Children The Story of A Family Living on Two Sides of the Globe (Book): Chong, Denise: Finalist for the Governor General's Award The Concubine's Children is the story of a family cleaved in two for the sake of a father's dream.

There's Chan Sam, who left an at home wife in China to earn a living in Gold Mountain--North America. In her first book, Chong reconstructs the story of her mother's Chinese and Chinese-Canadian family, skillfully mixing social history with family biography.

Using letters, public archives, interviews, and her mother's own memories, Chong creates a history rich in physical detail and emotional nuance. She begins inin Canton, when her grandmother, May-ying, a year-old servant, was sold. Answer: First Kings states that Solomon “had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines.” Obviously, God “allowed” Solomon to have these wives, but allowance is not the same as approval.

Solomon’s marital decisions were in. The ethos of family is dramatically portrayed by Denise Chong in this tale of her grandmother, brought from China as a young concubine by a sojourner to the New World, of the man's wife and children who would be left behind, and of the author's own incredible discovery of those children six decades later.4/5(1).

Concubines and Power is a valuable addition to gendered histories of Nigeria and a product of both excellent scholarship and collaborative ethnographic research. It is a fascinating book that will be of interest to historical and feminist geographers as well as Africanists, historians, archaeologists and anthropologists.

The Concubine's Children (Book): Chong, Denise: Carefully balancing cool observation and compassion, Chong writes extraordinary history and gives voice to the Chinese immigrant experienceALA Booklist. King David had concubines. Poorer men, not so much. If a man had enough wealth he could have a concubine or two.

The first wife held the position of head of household and would be seen in public with her husband. Concubines were usually of low. The story opened with the book's author, Denise Chong, explaining that her grandmother, May-ying, sought out a fortune teller to discover the gender of her unborn child.

May-ying was a concubine and had already given birth to two daughters. Her husband had yet to father a son and she wanted to be. The author of the paper examines the book "The Concubine’s Children" by Denise Chong in which the idea of adaptation is one that becomes fragmented in identity and StudentShare Our website is a unique platform where students can share their papers in a matter of giving an example of the work to be done.

Finally, Michael Dann in Chap analyzing hadith reports, extends the book’s coverage to include the Twelver Shi‘ a tradition and specifically the mother, Hudayth, of the eleventh Imam, Hasan al-‘ Askari (d. ), who was a slave, as well as one of the Imam’s own concubines.

Get this from a library. The concubine's child. [Carol Jones] -- In s Malaysia, year-old Yu Lan is in love with her best friend, Ming, whose father owns one of the busiest kopi shops in Petaling Street. But Ming's family don't see the apothecary's daughter. This book of non-fiction traces the family history of Ms.

Chong's maternal side, and details how this side of her family was divided between China and Canada. A great history lesson about Vancouver and Nanaimo's Chinatowns, Canada's treatment of Chinese immigrants, and of.

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1, In her first book, Chong reconstructs the story of her mother's Chinese and Chinese-Canadian family, skillfully mixing social history with family biography. The Concubine's Children: Portrait of a Family Divided Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of The Concubine's Children: Portrait of a Family Divided by Denise Chong.

It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion. Interestingly, the Bible, despite telling us that Solomon had wives and concubines, makes no direct reference to how many offspring he had: but only mentions three children, all of whom appear to have been born relatively early in his life.

Concubines and Courtesans contains sixteen essays that consider, from a variety of viewpoints, enslaved and freed women across medieval and pre-modern Islamic social history.

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The essays bring together arguments regarding slavery, gender, social networking, cultural production (songs, poetry and instrumental music), sexuality, Islamic family law, and religion in the shaping of Near Eastern and.

The Chinese Ming Dynasty lasted for years ( – AD), and has been described as “one of the greatest eras of orderly government and social stability in human history.” This dynasty became a global superpower, undertaking major sea expeditions before Christopher Columbus Author: Veronica Parkes.

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This allows you to test and review the book as you proceed through the unit. Typically, there are questions per chapter, act or section.In Imperial China, successful men often had concubines, or sexual partners beyond marriage, who were expected to bear children for the family. Polygamy was legal and having a concubine was considered a luxury for aristocratic families.

It was illegal and socially disreputable for a man to have more than one wife at a time, but it was [ ].