A Woman Soldier's Own Story by Bingying Xie PDF

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By Bingying Xie

ISBN-10: 0231122500

ISBN-13: 9780231122504

ISBN-10: 0231502745

ISBN-13: 9780231502740

For the 1st time, a whole model of the autobiography of Xie Bingying (1906-2000) presents a desirable portrayal of a girl struggling with to loose herself from the restrictions of historical chinese language culture amid the dramatic alterations that shook China through the Twenties, '30s, and '40s.Xie's makes an attempt to turn into proficient, her struggles to flee from an prepared marriage, and her luck in tricking her means into army college demonstrate her persevering and unconventional personality and trace on the prominence she used to be later to achieve as a huge determine in China's political tradition. although she used to be tortured and imprisoned, she remained dedicated to her convictions. Her own fight to outline herself in the higher context of political swap in China early within the final century is a poignant testomony of choice and a outstanding tale of 1 woman's trip from previous China into the recent global.

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When your grandfather asked your father why he had been so absentminded, he replied that he had forgotten about the buffalo because he was reading a book. Your grandfather then realized this boy was no herder: he was a born book idiot. “So your grandfather agreed to send him to school. He said that if your father excelled in his studies, he could take the national scholars test. On hearing these words, your father became crazy with happiness. He read books all day and all night. On moonless nights he read by the light of lit pine branches, and sometimes he burned his fingers, scorched his skin— but he did not even notice.

During the winter Mother prepared lots of dried fish and dried meat and stored it away for their return. I always envied my brothers for the way she treated them as guests. As soon as we received a letter telling us that my father and brothers were on their way home, Mother became so happy that she could not sleep for one or two nights. She cooked up rice and dishes of food. She changed me into clean clothes and would always say, “Precious, don’t get dirty. ” The journey from Xinhua to our home was thirty-two miles along a road that climbed over two high mountains.

Unfortunately, I did not entirely understand what these books said, for the teacher never explained them in his lectures. ” Mother, of course, was not happy to hear him praise me at all. She had hoped that I would cut class or not study hard, so she could use these as excuses to stop me from going to school. I disliked the poor-sighted teacher more than my classmates did, for, being a girl, I naturally cared more about cleanliness than they did. The boys’ books were often smeared with ink stains; mine I had covered with white paper.

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