Woman Soldier's Own Story: The Autobiography of Xie Bingying / Edition 1

Woman Soldier's Own Story: The Autobiography of Xie Bingying / Edition 1

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by Xie Bingying
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231122500

ISBN-13: 2900231122503

Pub. Date: 09/11/2001

Publisher: Columbia University Press

For the first time, a complete version of the autobiography of Xie Bingying (1906-2000) provides a fascinating portrayal of a woman fighting to free herself from the constraints of ancient Chinese tradition amid the dramatic changes that shook China during the 1920s, '30s, and '40s.

Xie's attempts to become educated, her struggles to escape from an arranged

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For the first time, a complete version of the autobiography of Xie Bingying (1906-2000) provides a fascinating portrayal of a woman fighting to free herself from the constraints of ancient Chinese tradition amid the dramatic changes that shook China during the 1920s, '30s, and '40s.

Xie's attempts to become educated, her struggles to escape from an arranged marriage, and her success in tricking her way into military school reveal her persevering and unconventional character and hint at the prominence she was later to attain as an important figure in China's political culture. Though she was tortured and imprisoned, she remained committed to her convictions. Her personal struggle to define herself within the larger context of political change in China early in the last century is a poignant testament of determination and a striking story of one woman's journey from Old China into the new world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900231122503
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
09/11/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288

Table of Contents

Main Events in Xie Bingying's Life
Volume One
Childhood
School
War
Prison
Farewell, Changsha
Volume Two
Shanghai Days
Beijing
Japanese Attack
A Traveling Life
Days of War

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