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For the first time, a complete version of the autobiography of Xie Bingying (1906-2000) 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.

Xie´s attempts to become educated, her struggles to escape from an arranged marriage, and her success in tricking her way into military school reveal her persevering and unconventional character and hint at the prominence she was later to attain as an important figure in China´s political culture. Though she was tortured and imprisoned, she remained committed to her convictions. Her personal struggle to define herself within the larger context of political change in China early in the last century is a poignant testament of determination and a striking story of one woman's journey from Old China into the new world.

Review:

"At a time when Chinese women were trying to find new modes of identity, it was Xie Bingying who pioneered the literary construction of a soldier image for women...and thereby influenced this kind of literature in China for decades." Charles A. Laughlin, professor of modern Chinese, Yale University

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"In lyrical, flowing prose, this absorbing autobiography interweaves politics, family relations and romance as it chronicles an extraordinary woman's struggle to free herself from traditional Chinese society." Publishers Weekly

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"Vivid and emotionally charged." Library Journal, starred review

Synopsis:

This new translation of the autobiography of Xie Bingying (1906-2000) -an important Chinese feminist, pioneering "girl soldier, " and skilled writer -provides a fascinating portrayal of a woman fighting to free herself from the constraints of ancient Chinese tradition in the context of the dramatic changes that shook China during the 1920s, '30s, and '40s. Her personal struggle to define herself within the larger context of political change is a poignant testament of determination and a striking story of one woman's journey from Old China into the new world.

Synopsis:

This new translation of the autobiography of Xie Bingying (1906-2000) — an important Chinese feminist, pioneering "girl soldier," and skilled writer — provides a fascinating portrayal of a woman fighting to free herself from the constraints of ancient Chinese tradition in the context of the dramatic changes that shook China during the 1920s, '30s, and '40s. Her personal struggle to define herself within the larger context of political change is a poignant testament of determination and a striking story of one woman's journey from Old China into the new world.

About the Author

Lily Chia Brissman is Xie Bingying´s daughter and an artist/instructor of piano at the Wausau Conservatory of Music. Barry Brissman is a novelist. The Brissmans worked with Xie Bingying to translate and edit this work.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Main Events in Xie Bingying's Life
  • Volume One
  • Childhood
  • School
  • War
  • Prison
  • Farewell, Changsha
  • Volume Two
  • Shanghai Days
  • Beijing
  • Japanese Attack
  • A Traveling Life
  • Days of War

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231122504
Translator:
Brissman, Lily Chia
Translator:
Brissman, Barry
Translator:
Brissman, Barry
Author:
Bingying, Xie
Author:
Brissman, Lily Chia
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Women
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Authors, chinese
Subject:
Authors, Chinese -- 20th century.
Subject:
Xie, Bingying
Subject:
Biography-Women
Edition Description:
Includes index.
Series Volume:
EDO-FL-00-05
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
281
Dimensions:
9.38x6.28x.94 in. 1.21 lbs.

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Product details 281 pages Columbia University Press - English 9780231122504 Reviews:
"Review" by , "At a time when Chinese women were trying to find new modes of identity, it was Xie Bingying who pioneered the literary construction of a soldier image for women...and thereby influenced this kind of literature in China for decades."
"Review" by , "In lyrical, flowing prose, this absorbing autobiography interweaves politics, family relations and romance as it chronicles an extraordinary woman's struggle to free herself from traditional Chinese society."
"Review" by , "Vivid and emotionally charged."
"Synopsis" by , This new translation of the autobiography of Xie Bingying (1906-2000) -an important Chinese feminist, pioneering "girl soldier, " and skilled writer -provides a fascinating portrayal of a woman fighting to free herself from the constraints of ancient Chinese tradition in the context of the dramatic changes that shook China during the 1920s, '30s, and '40s. Her personal struggle to define herself within the larger context of political change is a poignant testament of determination and a striking story of one woman's journey from Old China into the new world.
"Synopsis" by , This new translation of the autobiography of Xie Bingying (1906-2000) — an important Chinese feminist, pioneering "girl soldier," and skilled writer — provides a fascinating portrayal of a woman fighting to free herself from the constraints of ancient Chinese tradition in the context of the dramatic changes that shook China during the 1920s, '30s, and '40s. Her personal struggle to define herself within the larger context of political change is a poignant testament of determination and a striking story of one woman's journey from Old China into the new world.
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