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Green Apple Red Book: A Trial and Errors: A Memoir of a Chinese-American Rebecca Li-Huang

Green Apple Red Book: A Trial and Errors: A Memoir of a Chinese-American

Rebecca Li-Huang

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With a loving family, a promising career, a suburban life and worldly experience, Rebecca Li-Huang was a self-made American who had it all. But her world started crumbling down on her fortieth birthday. Standing on the Great Wall of China, sheMoreWith a loving family, a promising career, a suburban life and worldly experience, Rebecca Li-Huang was a self-made American who had it all. But her world started crumbling down on her fortieth birthday. Standing on the Great Wall of China, she received an unexpected call from Chinese Authority and her family was taken away right in front of her eyes. Upon her return to the US, her career was co-opted by a lawsuit that lasted four years and culminated in three weeks of trial in a Silicon Valley courtroom. Her trial was contemporaneous with a billion-dollar multinational corporate trial across the street and a murder trial in her college town in China- her adversary worked at Apple and was a woman who appeared to have it all, plus high blood sugar- her only connection to the plaintiff and her Vietnamese-American family, a man with a degree from UC Berkeley and a PhD from the University of Chicago, vanished. The Kafkaesque trial spurred Rebecca to make a reckoning of her life growing up in China and then charting her path in America. As she awaited the jury verdict, she deliberated over the paradox of wealth, class and privilege.Part fairy tale, part hard-knock story, Green Apple Red Book portrays the American Dream and the Chinese Dream from the perspective of a first-generation Chinese-American who was born during the Cultural Revolution in China and came to America after the Tiananmen Square student protest. The book juxtaposes the story of two immigrant families caught in the crossfire of a real-life legal drama, with the author’s intimate narrative of searching for truth, love, and her own identity by trial and error. The American and Chinese systems of values and justice are put in stark contrast, as the author portrays the reversals of fortunes and changes of fate and ambition in China and the US through her journey.The all-out trial provides an anchor for the author’s life stories: from her childhood in the Cultural Revolution, to her college years marked by the Tiananmen Square student protests and government crackdown- from her fending off bullies on the playground and navigating the ruthless classrooms of grade school, to surviving a violent sexual assault on an elite college campus- from her “making it” as a have-not immigrant from a poor country, to “having it all” as an upwardly mobile American with opportunities from the new economic powerhouse of China. With unflinching honesty, the author caricatures the excess of American individualism and Chinese collectivism, challenges the notion of success and having-it-all, and reveals the true cost of passing judgment.美籍华人丽贝卡有美满的家庭和事业,充实的生活和经历,她觉得自己实现了美国梦 。但是她四十生日全家被中国政府隔离,回到美国后被卷进一场持续了四年的官司,最终在加州硅谷法庭被审判了三周。原告是一个什么都有的成就女人, 苹果公司高级雇员,只是她声称自己孕期血糖偏高需要被告丽贝卡倾家荡产陪尝。 住千里远的丽贝卡怎么牵扯上的?一个有