In the Valley of the Yangtze: Stories from an American Childhood in China (Commonwealth Memoirs) ebook
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In The Valley Of The Yangtze: Stories From An American Childhood In China (Commonwealth Memoirs)

A China-born daughter of American Episcopal missionaries tells a story of China that is little-known to both Chinese and Americans in this robust memoir. What were Americans doing in China in the 1920s and 30s, and how did an American child come to be born and raised there? Helen Roberts Thomas and her family were part of a vibrant international community in the Yangtze Valley in the first part of...

Series: Commonwealth Memoirs
Paperback: 164 pages
Publisher: Commonwealth Books (March 18, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0985486325
ISBN-13: 978-0985486327
Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.5 x 10.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 1944364
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“When I first taught English in China the summer of 1981, the country was just in recovery from the Cultural Revolution and the people seemed very poor. It was hard to believe that there had been a time when many people were well off and when missiona...”

the 20th century. The community was made up of educators, missionaries, and doctors as well as technical and military advisors to the new Chinese government. Freshly topical amid the current American fascination with another new China, this coming-of-age story mingles history with culture, politics, and crossing paths with the famous. And yet it is also a family story: dedicated to the memory of her parents; dotted with sibling love, rivalry, rebellion, and achievement; and written in collaboration with her own daughter.