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Author: Annping Chin
ISBN: 0743244303
Subcategory: World
Pages 320 pages
Publisher Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, U.S.A.; Intl edition (2002)
Language English
Category: History
Rating: 4.8
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by Annping Chin


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Yet Four Sisters of Hofei teaches us something about warlord politics in Anhui Province, the breakup of gentry clans in the tumultuous early republican era, amateur groups devoted to the classical opera form called kun-qu, attempts to remake China’s educational system, and much more. Four Sisters on a domestic, private world in which strong women remain devoted to keeping the essence of tradition alive. Bei Ling, The New Leader. Thank you for purchasing this Scribner eBook.

The true story of four sisters born between 1907 and 1914 in China, Four Sisters of Hofei is an intimate encounter with history. The Chang sisters lived through a period of astounding change and into the twenty-first century. Unusual opportunities and an extraordinary family education launched them into varied worlds - those of the theater, modern literature, classical studies, and calligraphy - but their collective experience offers a cohesive portrait of a land in transition.

Four Sisters of Hofei is an intimate encounter with Chinese history, told through the collective memory and . In Chin's expert prose, Four Sisters of Hofei is an intensely person story that illustrates the complex history of a complex land.

Four Sisters of Hofei is an intimate encounter with Chinese history, told through the collective memory and stories of four sisters born between 1908 and 1924, and with the benefit of the extraordinary knowledge of Yale historian Annping Chin. Now in their late eighties and early nineties, the Chang sisters lived through a century of historic change in China.

Four Sisters of Hofei: A History. Four Sisters of Hofei is an intimate encounter with Chinese history, told through the collective memory and stories of four sisters born between 1908 and 1924, and with the benefit of the extraordinary knowledge of Yale historian Annping Chin.

Four Sisters of Hofei: . .has been added to your Cart. Annping Chin studied mathematics at Michigan State University and received her PhD in Chinese Thought from Columbia University. She was on the faculty at Wesleyan University and currently teaches in the History Department at Yale University, where her fields of study include Confucianism, Taoism, and the Chinese intellectual tradition. She is the author of three previous books: Children of China: Voices from Recent Years, Tai Chen on Mencius, and Four Sisters of Hofei.

Four Sisters of Hofei book. Four Sisters of Hofei" is an intimate encounter with Chinese history, told through the collective memory and stories of four sisters born between 1908 and 1924, and with the benefit of the extraordinary knowledge of Yale historian Annping Chin. Now in their late eighties and early nineties, the Chang sisters lived through a century of historic change in China

Four Sisters of Hofei'. In the Chang family history, Lu Ying remains an elusive figure.

Four Sisters of Hofei'. She was the anchor of the household, an example for all, yet no one could describe her precisely. Her children could recall the feel of the house when she was alive; they say that she was the sole maker of its climate - harmonious and calm, without a trace of discontent. Excerpted by permission.

Four Sisters of Hofei.

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Thiama
Annping Chin narrates the tale of a family of 4 daughters in this book and each chapter is devoted to a part of the life of a member of the family. There is very little dialogue and lots of dry narration. It could do with more photos and perhaps structured in such a way that it is an interview session between the author and the various characters. The only interesting part is the story of the marriage of the 3rd daughter to Shen Congwen, a well-known Chinese author. It provided some valuable and unknown insights into the minds of Shen.

I have just seen a Chinese translation of the work in a bookshop a few days ago. I wonder whether Chinese readers will find this take too superficial.
HelloBoB:D
This would be a great book for someone interested in qualitative information about life in old china. It was well-written and not so uninteresting - but it is not a novel or a story. There was no dialouge and only a little plot, and so it's best for a history person as opposed to someone who likes Pearl Buck or Amy Tan.