The Red Thread

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Xlibris Corporation, Mar 26, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 353 pages
The red string of fate, or the red thread of destiny is an East Asian belief originating in Chinese legend. According to this myth, the gods tie an invisible red string around the ankles of those who are destined to marry each other. The deity in charge of gthe red threadh is believed to be Yue Xia Lao (V) the old lunar matchmaker god in charge of marriages.

The two connected are destined lovers, regardless of time, place or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break.

This book recounts events and circumstances that shaped and determined the course of Eleanorfs life. Her childhood in a loving family, church, schooling, scouting, camping and friendships were all important. Her marriage to a Chinese man in 1950 was unusual in the South. Their work, studies, family, trips with anecdotes of people and places are included. Descriptions of China since 1973 recount the many changes she has witnessed and give a unique perspective.

 

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Contents

Back in the US
183
Teaching in China
185
TransSiberian Train
197
New Teaching
202
Our New House
212
Mongolia 1996
222
A Sad Time
225
President Clinton in China
228

Teacher
47
Summer Village in Sweden
52
School Bus Travel Home
66
Taiwan
69
Back to Bloomington
75
More Travel
79
Dianas Wedding
82
John Goes to China
83
New Home in Bloomington
91
China At Last
93
Tuesday Adventures
233
Seminar at Peking University
239
More Outings
245
Chinas 50th Anniversary
250
Winter in China
253
Book Published
259
One World One Dream
264
Newsletters
268
Red Thread Album
299
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