The Distant Land of My Father - A Happy Man, Tickets, pgs. 206 - 231 Summary & Analysis

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A Happy Man, Tickets, pgs. 206 - 231 Summary and Analysis

Joseph is in Chungking for eleven months until September 1948. As soon as the war ends, he returns to Shanghai which is controlled by the Nationalist Chinese government. Joseph goes to is office on Yuen Thing Yuen Road. The items he hid under the floor board are still there as is his furniture. His journals are also there. He is happy to be in Shanghai. It is home to him, even if his wife and daughter aren't there. He had never really beenhappy in California because he had never felt like he belonged there.

Joseph walks around the Bund. The shopping area is busy with many goods to sell. He sees his old Packard being driven by a Chinese man and reclaims it in the name of the government. The man gives...

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