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A Woman Soldier's Own Story: The Autobiography of Xie Bingying

by Xie Bingying

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This is a book about a young girl that came of age when the armies started taking women and things began to change for women in China. Girl rejects traditional marriage (not a bad thing) and ends up living with some loser, having a child, leaving her child and never really seeming to find happiness. Guess I'm pretty old fashion because I still dont understand why rejecting the old ways of arranged marriages has to go hand in hand with living with men and having their children - instead of marring someone of their choice. Check it out from the library if you are interested - not worth buying in my opinion. ( )
  autumnesf | May 20, 2008 |
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This first English translation of Xie Bingying's entire autobiography (1906-2000) is the story of a rebellious child who became a soldier, a lover, a teacher-and a writer whose bravery and determination have inspired generations of readers. It 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.

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