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The China Coin

By Allan Baillie

The Framework

The copy writer researched the setting for this book while traveling through Chinese suppliers in 1989 and was at Beijing during the Tiananmen Sq events. The novel's famous context is usually centred on student protesters who were became a member of by increasing popular support and wanted democratic reforms and an end t to systemic problem or 'guan xi'. The occupation of Tiananmen Rectangular in Beijing by hundreds o farrenheit students was seen s as a direct challenge to the ruling Communist government. I actually t led t to a fast response, with hundreds of learners being killed by soldiers, in what Western countries now call the Tiananmen Sq massacre.

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The narrative is targeted on a Eurasian teenager known as Leah, who travels big t o China and tiawan with her mother Joan in search um f the other half u f a broken gold coin, which Joan's father delivered her ahead of he died. I big t is the simply connection they may have with their misplaced family in China. We n trying to find the partner o farreneheit the endroit they discover not only all their extended family b lace also the. ir intensive family history. This ultimately provides them a feeling o farrenheit their Oriental identity and belonging and this brings a positive change in equally o farrenheit them. At first, Leah's unwillingness t to travel to Customer shown in her attitude towards her mother and China. This really is mainly due to the resentment she feels towards her mother for taking her to China and so quickly following her dad's death. However , as both the travel with each other they begin to appreciate more about themselves, their particular relationship with each other and their feeling o n belonging to o a prolonged family in China. Through the many encounters they share, Leah matures and profits a more deeply knowledge to f Chinese suppliers, its background people plus the political circumstance at the time in 1989. The description to f their particular travels to actual areas - towns, towns and cities - creates realism in the story. Joan likewise learns to o trust Leah, although she has real fears regarding the student protests and what could happen. Events cause Leah t o become more 3rd party and change all their relationship total. Each stage in the novel is representational o n their changing relationship.

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T itle

The Cina Coin

The composer

Allan Baillie

T ype o farrenheit t ext

Novel

Important e lements

Prose story, chapters

Source

First posted in 75

C ontext

Author in China a t t ime um f Tiananmen Square occasions

Migrants and international students from China in Australia

Young people a t institution

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Audience

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Purpose

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t um entertain

big t o notify about China's history inside the 20'h c entury

Content material relevant to o That belong

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Leah/Joan

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Leah/Ke

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Associations

Ke/Li-Nan

Acknowledgement o n

i dentity

Understanding

China and tiawan

Challenging con our

o wn society

Ke

Barriers t o

belonging

Leah, Joan; Ke

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Calcado features a nd t heir effects

Features

Examples

I nner

monologue

• " I am being used t u a small town

so ancient they data file t heir teeth

and eat organic meat" (p. 9)

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• will take the reader correct

inside Leah's head

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Dialogue

Joan: S hould l ave d eft sumado a ou in

Chatswood! '

Leah: Watts hy deb idn't sumado a ou? I d idn't a sk

• discloses t he tensions

among Leah and her

mom

t um c ome!... I t's y each of our rotten

China and tiawan! (p. 65)

Flashbacks

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• Leah and on Yangtze riverboat

• gives family members

information

recalls her dad's illness and

death (The Cough)

Descriptive

language

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Marketplace in Guangzhou, p. nineteen

Huangpu River, p. 69

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• helps all of us t o visualize

t hat they're

experiencing

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