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The Doctor Who Was Followed by Ghosts: The Family Saga of a Chinese Woman Doctor
According to Chinese folklore, when his favourite daughter falls ill, Yanwang, the ruler of the underworld, sends his servants to look for a doctor who has as few ghosts as possible following him. This means that he is a better doctor than others, because when a patient dies, the ghost follows and haunts the doctor. Li Qunying, a Communist doctor of great dedication, undou ...more
Hardcover, 281 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by ECW Press
(first published October 31st 2007)
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This is an grand story told by an OK storyteller. Reading the story, it did seem to have a distance to it. I attributed it to the titular character learning English at a later age (or did she ever?). Would it be considered a spoiler to tell you that her son had a large hand in writing this book?
It's a higher 2 star book because I think the family had to write it just to provide some closure to their lives. I congratulate them on that and wish them the best of luck.
This was very interesting and another dip into the non-fiction biography pool. It is told from the viewpoint of a Chinese woman who was an army doctor and she experienced some amazing things while managing to raise a family. There is a small section of photos in the middle which are very interesting as well. This book held my interest more than I expected.
Louis Han was born in Shandong Province, China. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. He spent over seven years compiling his mother Dr. Li Qunying's memoir. "More about Li Qunying...