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Jade Eye-bookcover

By: Li Chun-Ying

Jade Eye

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Embark on a captivating journey through time and place as you delve into the pages of Jade Eye: My Shipping Years in COSCO Shanghai (1968-1987). Li, a Chinese sailor, offers a candid and unfiltered glimpse into his married life, set against the backdrop of the breathtaking cities of Wuxi and Shanghai, China. Through Li’s seafaring adventures, this compelling narrative unravels the profound transformations China underwent from 1968 to 1987, providing readers with an authentic window into the heart of the real China.

Beyond its exploration of China’s metamorphosis, Jade Eye offers a unique perspective on the transient historical landscapes of the countries Li visited during his voyages. For young readers, it offers a fresh angle on their own nation’s history during that brief but pivotal era, while adults will find themselves transported back in time, reminiscing about their own lives during those unforgettable years.

Prepare to be enthralled and enlightened as you immerse yourself in the pages of Jade Eye. Li’s heartfelt storytelling will both delight and captivate you, offering a vivid and unforgettable portrayal of his extraordinary life experiences and the profound insights he passionately shares with readers.

Li Chunying had been a studious student from the Beijing Foreign Trade Institute but had been assigned to work on board COSCO ocean-going ships. Just as Rose, Li’s wife, said, all the years he had tried his level best tso shape and trim himself to become a round peg in a round whole instead of a square peg in a round hole in the unfamiliar environment. He had taught himself to become a second and chief officer from an interpreter and purser on ocean-going cargo ships. He loves people of all countries that he has set foot on. His biography has recorded the factuality he has seen with his own eyes of the various countries he visited.

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