China to Me by Emily Hahn

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  • Title: China to Me
  • Author: Emily Hahn
  • Category: Biography
  • Date: April 2014
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9781497619326

 

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A candid, rollicking literary travelogue from a pioneering New Yorker author, an intrepid heroine who documented China within the years earlier than World War II. Deemed scandalous on the time of its publication in 1944, Emily Hahn’s now basic memoir of her years in China stays exceptional for her insights right into a tumultuous interval and her frankness about her private exploits. A proud feminist and fearless traveler, she set out for China in 1935 and stayed by way of the early years of the Second Sino-Japanese War, wandering, carousing, dwelling, loving—and writing. Many of the items in China to Me have been first printed because the work of a roving reporter within the New Yorker . All are shot by way of with riveting and humanizing element. During her travels from Nanjing to Shanghai, Chongqing, and Hong Kong, the place she lived till the Japanese invasion in 1941, Hahn embarks upon an affair with lauded Chinese poet Shao Xunmei; will get a pet gibbon and names him Mr. Mills; establishes an in depth bond with the ladies who would develop into the themes of her bestselling guide The Soong Sisters ; battles an acquired habit to opium; and has a baby with Charles Boxer, a married British intelligence officer. In this unflinching glimpse of a vanished world, Hahn examines not a lot the thorny problems of political blocs and occasion battle, however the extraordinary—or extraordinary—individuals caught up within the swells of historical past. At coronary heart, China to Me is a self-portrait of an interesting girl forward of her time

 

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