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China to Me

China to Me

  • Title: China to Me
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  • ISBN : 9780759240605
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 452 pages


A revolutionary woman for her time, Emily Hahn takes us on an adventure through the many faces that populate the landscape of China Blending fiction and non fiction seamlessly, Emily Hahn looks at everything and everyone she met on her breath taking journey through the China of the nineteen thirties Hahn investigates not so much the complicated issues of political blocs A revolutionary woman for her time, Emily Hahn takes us on an adventure through the many faces that populate the landscape of China Blending fiction and non fiction seamlessly, Emily Hahn looks at everything and everyone she met on her breath taking journey through the China of the nineteen thirties Hahn investigates not so much the complicated issues of political blocs and party conflict, but the ordinary, or extraordinary, lives of Chinese residents and tourists This includes taking us into the personal lives of everyone from Asian prostitutes to European merchants Join Emily Hahn as she explores China in this literary adventure


Author Emily Hahn

Mickey Hahn was called a forgotten American literary treasure by The New Yorker magazine she was the author of 52 books and than 180 articles and stories Her father was a hardware salesman and her mother a suffragette She and her siblings were brought up to be independent and to think for themselves and she became the first woman to take a degree in mining engineering from the Universi




China to Me Reviews (18)

  • On first glance, you would think that the memoir of a working American woman living without family or chaperones in China in the mid 1900s, who then went on to become a single mother would be highly interesting But this is where good writing comes to the fore and the need for a good editor is absolu [..]

  • Candid memoir of expatriate life in 1930 s 40 s ChinaWhen I first started reading Emily Hahn s candid memoir I felt like I d walked into the middle of a witty and fascinating conversation that I didn t quite have the context for There s a reason for that, when China to Me was first published in 1944 [..]

  • Writer Emily Hahn known to her friends as Mickey traveled from the USA to China in 1935 and she didn t come home until she was repatriated with her daughter in 1943.She hadn t intended to stay for so long, but she found so many reasons to stay and establish a life there.She was offered an interestin [..]

  • I was hoping that this memoir of an American woman living and working in 1936 Shanghai would be evocative of the time, but she spends a lot of her time writing sbout the socializing and local politics, all which would have been relevant to a reader at that time, but left me feeling kind of lost Coul [..]

  • This is a book I ve started a few times but only got through now thanks to the audiobook It s definitely a colonial book albeit from an American perspective with some scathing criticism of the British colonials I think I m particularly partial to it due to all the years spent in HK and her back stor [..]

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