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The Resource Mr. Ding's chicken feet : on a slow boat from Shanghai to Texas, Gillian Kendall

Mr. Ding's chicken feet : on a slow boat from Shanghai to Texas, Gillian Kendall

Label
Mr. Ding's chicken feet : on a slow boat from Shanghai to Texas
Title
Mr. Ding's chicken feet
Title remainder
on a slow boat from Shanghai to Texas
Statement of responsibility
Gillian Kendall
Title variation
Mister Ding's chicken feet
Title variation remainder
on a slow boat from Shanghai to Texas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • After accepting a job teaching English on a small engineering vessel traveling from Shanghai to Texas, Gillian Kendall embarks on a strange journey with no ports of call but exotic emotional landscapes. She is the only female aboard, surrounded by Chinese men. The cosmopolitan graduate student suddenly has to adjust to an alien world, thick with cigarette smoke, unusual sea creatures, and male sexuality. Kendall invites readers to travel with her across cultural divides as deep and mysterious as the Pacific while she explores her own culture, orientation, and heart. "Like all voyages worth taking, Gillian Kendall's odyssey across the Pacific is also a journey into the human heart. What a skillful navigator she is, never losing sight of her true destination." -Sy Safransky, Editor,The Sun
  • "Mr. Ding's Chicken Feet is one of those rare memoirs that's both vividly nostalgic and utterly hilarious. A former Navy English teacher, author Gillian Kendall's flawless sense of comic pacing makes a book about life on the Tan Suo Zhe-a Chinese seismic vessel-teaching men to speak English as a foreign language so much more engrossing than one can imagine from the title (a reference to the crew's culinary delights). Affectionate and witty, Mr. Dings is a must read for armchair travelers and lit lovers alike. "-Diane Anderson-Minshall, executive editor,Curve Magazine
Summary
Shares the author's experiences as an English teacher upon a small engineering vessel, where she was the only woman amongst Chinese sailors
Biography type
autobiography
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267041
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kendall, Gillian
Dewey number
910.4/5
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Kendall, Gillian
  • Americans
  • Intercultural communication
  • English language
  • Ocean travel
  • Texas
Target audience
adult
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on a slow boat from Shanghai to Texas
Label
Mr. Ding's chicken feet : on a slow boat from Shanghai to Texas, Gillian Kendall
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip069/2006007361.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 246 pages
Isbn
9780299219444
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006007361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocm64595858
  • OCoLC
Label
Mr. Ding's chicken feet : on a slow boat from Shanghai to Texas, Gillian Kendall
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip069/2006007361.html
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 246 pages
Isbn
9780299219444
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006007361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocm64595858
  • OCoLC

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