The lady named Thunder: the biography of Dr. Ethel Margaret Phillips (1876-1951)

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University of Alberta Press, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 409 pages
Dr. Margaret Phillips was a pioneering missionary who served in China at a time when women were usually dutiful wives, and certainly not unmarried "suffragist" medical doctors. Educated at Manchester University, she spent 43 years in China with a special mission to improve the health and circumstances of women, fight tuberculosis, and heal sick children. Overlapping the era in which the Imperial system collapsed, China was invaded and occupied by Japan, and the Communist revolution began, the life story of Margaret Phillips reflects the great events that transformed China in the first half of the 20th century.

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At the age of two Clifford H. Phillips (Lei Houtian) was adopted by Dr. Margaret Phillips. After spending his formative years in northern China, Clifford returned to the United Kingdom to continue his education. Having served 22 years in the Royal Air Force, he joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1963 to serve on the China desk until his retirement in 1980. More recently, Clifford has instructed Chinese at the University of Alberta, served as a tour director to China, and published China Beckons: An Insight to the Culture and National Language. Clifford Phillips is dedicated to fostering a better understanding between Canada and China from his home in Edmonton.

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