• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
The books you love, the emails you want
Opt in by 25 May or you'll stop hearing from us
REVIEW NOW
The Mother of All Journeys (Hardback)
  • The Mother of All Journeys (Hardback)
zoom

The Mother of All Journeys (Hardback)

(author)
£25.00
Hardback 96 Pages / Published: 02/04/2007
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

Inspired by the memories of his mother, originally told to Dinu Li as childhood bed-time stories, "The Mother of All Journeys" traces, through photographs and personal quotes, the story of a woman born in rural China and her escape to a new life via Hong Kong and eventually the industrial north of England. Li collaborated with his mother, using each other's recollections as starting points and comparing the actual with the images lodged in their minds. Li's photographs tease out fragmented moments in time, charting rural traditions from 1920s China and the communist ideologies of the late 1940s. Spanning two decades from the mid 50s, Li turns his attention to a Hong Kong changing from fishing village to urban metropolis. Under British administration, it was a time of sweatshops and western influence. Finally Li focuses on Britain, from the resettlement of his family there in the 70s, at a time of strikes and de-industrialisation, through to the millennium, and an era of multiculturalism and globalisation. Aided by family snapshots and Li's mother's narration, "The Mother Of All Journeys" triggers a sense of repetition and nostalgia, invoking glimpses of the times we live in.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
ISBN: 9781904587415
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 780 g
Dimensions: 280 x 225 x 15 mm

You may also be interested in...

A Landscape of Wales
Added to basket
Merrie Albion
Added to basket
£45.00
Hardback
Terra Nostra
Added to basket
£35.00
Hardback
Wilder Mann
Added to basket
£26.00
Hardback
The Grand Trunk Road
Added to basket
£19.99
Hardback
Restricted Areas
Added to basket
Lovin' It
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Zebrato
Added to basket
£28.00
Hardback
The Englishman and the Eel
Added to basket
London Street Photography 1860-2010
Added to basket
War Is Only Half the Story
Added to basket
Photographs
Added to basket
£35.00
Hardback
Red Thistle
Added to basket
£28.00
Hardback
Burke + Norfolk
Added to basket
£40.00
Hardback
Black Country Stories
Added to basket
American Interiors
Added to basket
£28.00
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.