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Mei Mei, Little Sister: Portraits from a Chinese Orphanage (SIGNED)

Bowen, Richard; Amy Tan; Karin Evans

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ISBN 10: 0811847349 / ISBN 13: 9780811847346
Published by Chronicle Books, 2005
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED on the title page by the photographer, Richard Bowen, not on a bookplate, but directly on the page (without any inscriptions to anyone) ; As New. Tight, clean and crisp. The book appears unread and looks New. No inscriptions. No remainder mark. Not ex-library. As New. ; 9.10 X 8.50 X 0.70 inches; 144 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 26952

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Title: Mei Mei, Little Sister: Portraits from a ...

Publisher: Chronicle Books

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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The Chinese believe an unseen red thread joins those in this life who are destined to connect. For photographer Richard Bowen, that thread led him to China's state-run welfare institutions, where there are thousands of children, primarily girls, growing up without families to take care of them. Mei Mei presents a poignant glimpse of just a few of these remarkable children. Composed against neutral backgrounds, these portraits capture the girls inner lives, away from their often bleak surroundings. The images show an almost endless range of expressions: small faces filled with longing and hope, joy and sadness, humor and mischief, defiance and despair. Through the camera's eye these young children are no longer orphans, but individuals whose personalities are as vital, distinct, and beautiful as any mother's child. When that unique human being comes into focus, the connection is made and the red thread becomes visible. And once seen, the bond can never be broken.

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Richard Bowen, with his wife and other adoptive parents, founded Half the Sky Foundation, which seeks to enrich the lives of children living in Chinese orphanages. A director and producer in film and television, he lives in Berkeley, California.

Karin Evans, a journalist and the author of The Lost Daughters of China, is the mother of two girls from China and serves on the board of Half the Sky.

Amy Tan is an internationally acclaimed author of many books, most recently The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings. On one of her many trips to China from her home in San Francisco, she toured an orphanage and saw firsthand the positive effect of Half th

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