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The Doctor Who Was Followed by Ghosts: The Family Saga of a Chinese Woman Doctor

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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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Wellington
Feb 02, 2010 Wellington rated it it was ok

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.
J.Elle
Jan 04, 2008 J.Elle rated it it was ok
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.
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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. "
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