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

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About the author (2003)

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.

Brissman is an artist and instructor of piano at the Wausau Conservatory of Music.

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