Margaret Liu Announces Release of ‘A Twentieth-Century Chinese Profile’

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New biography looks at remarkable life of Chinese patriot.

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This distinguished him with unflagging dignity and integrity

Hoping to inspire younger generations, author and translator Margaret Liu decided to translate a biography her aunt wrote about her father into Chinese. The biography, “A Twentieth-Century Chinese Profile: English and Chinese Version” (published by AuthorHouse), takes readers through Liu’s father’s legacy of courage, generosity and entrepreneurial spirit.

Readers are transported to China in 1914, a time when China was moving away from the Imperial dynasty and becoming a modern republic. Here they meet Tien Oung Liu, the author’s father. Liu lost his father at age 7, during the Sino Japanese War and Chinese Civil War. Not letting this loss control his future, Liu studied at Tsinghua University until he decided to pursue post-graduate work at New York University.

In the United States, Liu served as an intern at Bank of America. It was during this time that he was contacted by the Chinese finance minister, who requested that he return to China to help the Chinese government unite the country once again. “My father faced and overcame tremendous adversity and corruption in the years to follow,” says Tsai. “This distinguished him with unflagging dignity and integrity.”

An excerpt from “A Twentieth-Century Chinese Profile”:

“’Dear Father, rest assured. I will take care of Mother, Sister, and all my brothers as I saw you do for them. I swear I will take care of them as you did and be your worthy son. Father, sleep well, rest well.’ Liu Zao-qing’s death turned his second boy, the ten-year-old Tien Oung, into a mature youngster overnight.”

“There are people, like my father, who live(d) exemplary lives in the most disadvantageous circumstances,” says Liu. “It is not about blaming others, or being victims of circumstances. It is about hard work, personal responsibility and applying oneself for the good of family, country and community.”

“A Twentieth-Century Chinese Profile”
By Margaret Liu Wen Tsai
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 388 pages | ISBN 9781481707190
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 388 pages | ISBN 9781481707183
E-Book | 388 pages | ISBN 9781481707206
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Margaret Liu is the daughter of Tien Oung Liu. In 2011, she was nominated as one of the most influential businesswomen in the Bay Area by San Francisco Business Times. She graduated with a degree in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, where she later served as a trustee. Liu has been a successful real estate broker and developer, investment manager and angel investor.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011. For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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