Letters from a Chinese Student at Wellesley: 1923-1926

Letters from a Chinese Student at Wellesley Originally written in Chinese for Chinese readers these letters and short essays by Bing Xin provide a fascinating account of a young Chinese student s years at Wellesley University nearly years

  • Title: Letters from a Chinese Student at Wellesley: 1923-1926
  • Author: Bing Xin Gail Graham
  • ISBN: 9781511890229
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Paperback
  • Originally written in Chinese for Chinese readers, these letters and short essays by Bing Xin provide a fascinating account of a young, Chinese student s years at Wellesley University nearly 100 years ago The journey from China to the United States involved a long voyage across the Pacific Ocean, and a cross country train trip Upon her arrival at Wellesley, Bing Xin founOriginally written in Chinese for Chinese readers, these letters and short essays by Bing Xin provide a fascinating account of a young, Chinese student s years at Wellesley University nearly 100 years ago The journey from China to the United States involved a long voyage across the Pacific Ocean, and a cross country train trip Upon her arrival at Wellesley, Bing Xin found a world in which everything clothes, food, even language was completely different to what she had known Just as she was beginning to adjust, she contracted tuberculosis and spent months in a sanitarium, isolated from everyone Upon her recovery, she resumed and completed her studies at Wellesley, spent a summer traveling in New England, and finally returned home to China Throughout it all, Bing Xin never stopped writing Letters to friends, letters to her family, short descriptive essays when all of this was finally gathered together and published as a book, it immediately became a modern Chinese literary classic This is a vivid and unforgettable picture of American life a century ago, seen through the eyes of a young, sensitive Chinese girl.

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