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

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Berkley Books, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 281 pages
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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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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 ... Read full review

A woman soldier's own story: the autobiography of Xie Bingying

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The efforts of women to emancipate themselves from restrictive social and family bonds is one of the central themes of modern Chinese history. A high degree of grit, intelligence, perseverance, and ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Lily Chia Brissman is Xie Bingying's daughter and an artist and 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 book.

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