Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Prologue, Dust, Shanghai, pgs. 1-24 Abstract
* Anna's father was a Shanghai millionaire in the 1930s.
* When Anna's father dies, she finds a box with his journals, telling of his life in Shanghai.
* When Anna is six, she and her family live in a villa on Jungjoa road.
* Anna's father tries to teach her about Shanghai so...
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