China's American Daughter: Ida Pruitt, 1888-1985

China's American Daughter: Ida Pruitt, 1888-1985

by Marjorie King
     
 

A chronicle of a bicultural woman, born in the 19th century of American missionaries but raised in a small Chinese village. She lived in her adopted country for fifty years. Ida Pruitt brought a unique perspective to her notable oral history, A Daughter of Han: The Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman and to other writings and translations. Her work

Overview

A chronicle of a bicultural woman, born in the 19th century of American missionaries but raised in a small Chinese village. She lived in her adopted country for fifty years. Ida Pruitt brought a unique perspective to her notable oral history, A Daughter of Han: The Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman and to other writings and translations. Her work with the Chinese poor at the Peking Union Medical College established social casework in China. She became an organizer of the chinese industrial cooperatives in nationalist and communist regions. She was an early advocate for the U.S. diplomatic recognition of the People's Republic of China.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789629960575
Publisher:
Chinese University Press, The
Publication date:
07/04/2006
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Marjorie King is a visiting scholar in the department of east asian studies department at the University of Arizona. Her research focus is American religious and secular reform in late 19th-20th century China and the revived chinese industrial cooperatives. She has published on American missionary women, the Rockefeller Foundation's Peking Union Medical College, and the American Committee for the Promotion of the Chinese Industrial Cooperatives.

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