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A Daughter of Han: The Autobiography of a…

A Daughter of Han: The Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman

by Ida Pruitt, Ning Lao T'ai-T'ai

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Fascinating look into Chinese culture from a woman's perspective. ( )
  tatasmagik | Oct 13, 2010 |
This was a good read. You follow a woman's life up until shortly before her death. It is unbelievable how the poor in China live and how hard women had it. Again, it explains alot about the attitudes towards girl children and the hardships they faced. This is a good book. ( )
  autumnesf | May 20, 2008 |
A really interesting book about a chinese woman's life in the late Qing empire into the Republic era. Her husband is an opium addict and sells her daughters. She works from menial job to job trying to keep her family together.

While it is unlikely Ning Lao Tai Tai is the average woman for the time period, this book offers an interesting insight into Chinese society over the course of 70 years. Perhaps the most shocking thing is how little she was affected by the momentous changes going on in China during this time. An easy read that would be great for anyone interested in China. ( )
  Scapegoats | Nov 1, 2007 |
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