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Fables of Responsibility: Aberrations and Predicaments in Ethics and Politics
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Stanford Univ Pr
Publication date October 1, 1997
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780804728270
ISBN-10 0804728275
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
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Original list price $21.95
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At seven years old, Martin Booth found himself with all of Hong Kong at his feet. His father was posted there in 1952, and this memoir is his telling of that youth, a time when he had access to the corners of a colony normally closed to a "Gweilo," a "pale fellow" like him.

His experiences were colorful and vast. Befriending rickshaw coolies and local stallholders, he learned Cantonese, sampled delicacies such as boiled water beetles and one-hundred-year-old eggs, and participated in vibrant festivals. He even entered the forbidden Kowloon Walled City, wandered into a secret lair of Triads, and visited an opium den.

From the plink-plonk man with his dancing monkey to the Queen of Kowloon (a crazed tramp who may have been a Romanov), Martin Booth saw it all---but his memoir illustrates the deeper challenges he faced in his warring parents: a broad-minded mother who embraced all things Chinese and a bigoted father who was enraged by his family's interest in "going native."

Martin Booth's compelling memoir, the last book he completed before dying, glows with infectious curiosity and humor and is an intimate representation of the now extinct time and place of his growing up.


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Hardcover
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from Stanford Univ Pr (November 1, 1997)
9780804728263 | details & prices | 251 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $57.95
About: This book offers an analysis of the ways a linked set of ethico-political concepts—responsibility, rights, freedom, equality, and justice—might be re-thought, not simply jettisoned or reactively defended, in view of the linguistic deconstruction of their underlying principle, the individual human subject.
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from Stanford Univ Pr (October 1, 1997)
9780804728270 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $21.95
About: At seven years old, Martin Booth found himself with all of Hong Kong at his feet.

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