The Resource Life of miracles along the Yangtze and Mississippi, Wang Ping

Life of miracles along the Yangtze and Mississippi, Wang Ping

Label
Life of miracles along the Yangtze and Mississippi
Title
Life of miracles along the Yangtze and Mississippi
Statement of responsibility
Wang Ping
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"There are only two ways to live our life, according to Albert Einstein: one is as if nothing is a miracle, the other, as if everything is a miracle. Life of Miracles along the Yangtze and Mississippi is a book how the impossible became possible, things that happened to me in China and America, to the people I grew up with, met and befriended along my journeys between the Yangtze and Mississippi. This is also a story about water, alive with spirits and energy, giving births to all sentient beings. We are water. The river runs through us. Those who live in harmony with water can ride the current of the universe-the secret of Tao, reaching all the way to the sea of miracles, one story, one droplet, and one wave at a time. Miracle is a state of mind, a way of living: how we face hardship, pain and tragedies, how we transform them into fuels for our journey, and transcend them to joy and hope. It's a book how ordinary people perform miracles every day, how we are touched, touching, all the time, across oceans and continents, across time and space, through our stories"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
Association of Writers & Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction, 2017.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wang, Ping
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.A4769
LC item number
Z46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wang, Ping
  • Wang, Ping
  • Wang, Ping
  • Yangtze River Valley (China)
  • Mississippi River Valley
  • Yangtze River Valley (China)
  • Mississippi River Valley
  • Manners and customs
  • Travel
  • China
  • Mississippi River Valley
Label
Life of miracles along the Yangtze and Mississippi, Wang Ping
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. What's in a miracle?. Life along the Yangtze and Mississippi -- The Chinese toilet -- Aurora Borealis -- Ten bodies -- Tough love -- Allen Ginsberg's apology for Buddha -- II. Into the Three Gorges. The biggest dam on Earth -- Xiao Family Village -- Wanzhou orchids -- The last nail in the dam -- Maverick in Three Gorges -- The road to joy -- Morning cloud, evening rain -- Petition -- III. All roads to Lhasa. The Tiger Leaping Gorge -- Lhasa Square -- Old home -- The Grand Canal of China -- Kelisu diner -- Bridging Yangtze and Mississippi--kinship of rivers -- IV. The great river road. Gypsies at the Cahokia Mound -- Alton ghosts -- BMW -- The fig tree of Cairo -- V. Five tastes of the Mississippi. Memphis : ribs, pyramid & Magnolia grandiflora -- The great crossroads -- Choctaw Island -- The basin keeper from Atchafalaya -- The end of the bird's foot -- VI. We are water. We are water -- Coda : my kintsugi
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780820353920
Lccn
2018003971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1030914216
  • (OCoLC)on1030914216
Label
Life of miracles along the Yangtze and Mississippi, Wang Ping
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. What's in a miracle?. Life along the Yangtze and Mississippi -- The Chinese toilet -- Aurora Borealis -- Ten bodies -- Tough love -- Allen Ginsberg's apology for Buddha -- II. Into the Three Gorges. The biggest dam on Earth -- Xiao Family Village -- Wanzhou orchids -- The last nail in the dam -- Maverick in Three Gorges -- The road to joy -- Morning cloud, evening rain -- Petition -- III. All roads to Lhasa. The Tiger Leaping Gorge -- Lhasa Square -- Old home -- The Grand Canal of China -- Kelisu diner -- Bridging Yangtze and Mississippi--kinship of rivers -- IV. The great river road. Gypsies at the Cahokia Mound -- Alton ghosts -- BMW -- The fig tree of Cairo -- V. Five tastes of the Mississippi. Memphis : ribs, pyramid & Magnolia grandiflora -- The great crossroads -- Choctaw Island -- The basin keeper from Atchafalaya -- The end of the bird's foot -- VI. We are water. We are water -- Coda : my kintsugi
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780820353920
Lccn
2018003971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1030914216
  • (OCoLC)on1030914216

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