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Cheong No-Won by Charles Coiro

Cheong No-Won
By Charles Coiro

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The story of a child born in China just before the outbreak of Japanese/China war in 1937 to homeless, alcoholic mother in an alley. The boy survives with uncommon intelligence and wit and achieves great accomplishments but still retains the mark of his lowly birth and his lack of culture by a young woman who reminds him constantly of his lack of sophistication and slum manners. No-Won overcomes all obstacles and becomes a man of business and politics.

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Cheong No-Won was born inconspicuously in some debris -strewn alley in Jiangxi by a woman who was rarely aware of what was going on around her. The father, also an alcoholic had acted instinctively when he saw a woman who seemed agreeable to his advances; impregnated her with both parties probably not knowing what had taken place. When the child was born, some dim primordial instinct, momentarily awakened wi...
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