Taste This Magic Peach: An Educator's Life in China During the Nationalist Revolution [NOOK Book]

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In language class we had learned that Chinese proverb, "He who rides a tiger cannot dismount." Had my husband and I unwittingly mounted a tiger? Could we ride it? I looked at him beside me--so strong and unafraid.

December, 1926: a time of great uncertainty weighed heavily on the Chinese city of Foochow. Against a backdrop of rumored armies, ambitious political leaders, and rebellious students, and amidst the creation of a new China, Ralph ...
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Taste This Magic Peach: An Educator's Life in China During the Nationalist Revolution

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Overview

In language class we had learned that Chinese proverb, "He who rides a tiger cannot dismount." Had my husband and I unwittingly mounted a tiger? Could we ride it? I looked at him beside me--so strong and unafraid.

December, 1926: a time of great uncertainty weighed heavily on the Chinese city of Foochow. Against a backdrop of rumored armies, ambitious political leaders, and rebellious students, and amidst the creation of a new China, Ralph and Elizabeth Shrader arrived in China as missionaries and educators. With the help of other British and American missionaries, the Shraders began to build a life in Foochow.

They had been planning for years to make this great adventure, despite the bewilderment they faced from family and friends. Ralph had a passion for reaching students and tearing down the wall of isolationism; Elizabeth's mind wasn't quite as made up. But ultimately, they heeded the call.

Over the next five years, their lives would change dramatically. Two children would be born abroad. A myriad of students, home workers, and townspeople would come and go through their lives, each changing their perspectives and showing them the potential and the danger of the maturing tiger--China.

In this adaptation of Elizabeth's journal from her time in China, her son, William Whitney Shrader, tells the story of their times. This compelling saga is more than the story of missionaries. It's the story of a country coming into its own.

"Magic Peach is a magical journey to early 20th century China, when the slumbering dragon awoke with a vision that shakes the world to this day."
Dr. Bill Brown
Prof. of MBA, Xiamen University (1988 to present)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781624639173
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/24/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

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