The Magnificent Chinese Jade Pagoda

China’s Greatest Lost Treasure to the World

by MAE CHANG KOH


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Softcover
$39.99
Hardcover
$45.99
E-Book
$9.99
Softcover
$39.99

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/30/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 104
ISBN : 9781543437515
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 104
ISBN : 9781543437508
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 104
ISBN : 9781543437522

About the Book

This is the story and background of how an orphan Chinese boy, with God’s blessing, created the world-renowned Jade Pagoda and its priceless companion collection and how it was lost to not only 1.4 billion Chinese but also to the people of the United States and the world. The centerpiece of this jade collection is the Jade Pagoda that took the blood and sweat of 150 Chinese jade artisans over ten years to complete. It was carved from the largest jadeite boulder ever mined from a quarry in Northern Burma (Myanmar). These jade workers labored between 1922 and 1933 by hand-and-foot power, using only the crudest of tools to carve the most intricate spectacle in the world today. The pagoda was not only the lifetime realization of the dream of jade connoisseur Chang Wen Ti but also an intended icon for world peace and friendship that Chang had so fervently promoted. The city of Oakland was chosen as the recipient of the largest gift ever donated by one family as a gesture of goodwill between the Chinese and the Americans on behalf of the Chinese people. This pagoda has been rightfully called the eighth wonder of the world by its many admirers and those who have viewed it in person. This book is about the magnificent Jade Pagoda and the man who brought it to fruition.


About the Author

As the youngest daughter of 10 children and 5 daughters, of John Wenti Chang, Mae was asked by him on her 18th birthday to help him write the book on his beloved Pagoda collection. After 57 long years, she has finally followed through on his request. She currently lives in Las Vegas with her loving companion, Lingling. Having retired for some time, she dabbles in investments, technology, and even a little in politics. She’s a proud lifelong Conservative Reagan Republican following the footsteps of her father. She’s a Christian and a member of Southern Hills Baptist Church and always a helpful friend when needed. She is the creator of the program called “Sparkling English”. She will be seen on ACTV.05Media.com teaching foreign students of English to speak American English more fluently.